center bottom photo of 1st century BCE-1st century CE inkwell
I didn’t get a photo of my own, but there was a large, three-ton stone, thought to have fallen from the Temple during a battle in 70CE, from the Western (or Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem. Prayers can be written on slips of paper and placed in a crack or container that will be sent by Curators to Jerusalem. There was also a screen with live feed of the Wall in Jerusalem (see center, left in photo above). Touching the stone was quite an experience.Another attraction at The Franklin Institute is the heart, a walk-through exhibit just as blood travels through a heart. I remember this exhibit when I was a child on a school trip!