Visited by a million people every year, the Israel Museum features the most extensive collection of biblical and Holy Land archeology in the world.
In this episode, we investigate a heel bone with a nail through it that has the power to change the accepted image of Christ’s crucifixion. We open a vault that contains an ancient coin, revealing how a Jewish rebel nearly defeated the mighty Roman Empire. We search for the villainous King Herod, then descend into the tomb of the Virgin Mary to discover why it contains a sacred Muslim symbol. We uncover a secret kept for centuries by the citizens of a seaside Jewish town. And finally, we discover what an ancient amulet has in common with a science fiction character known as Mr. Spock.