The Franklin Institute
The Dead Sea Scrolls
It was awe-inspiring viewing the many artifacts as far back as the 9th-8th century BCEcenter 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.
The Heart Exhibit at the Franklin Institute
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!