Study history in the round. This model allows you to view the Temple Mount in your living-room – a great tool to learn about the layout of the Temple.
This magnificent model of the Temple built in Jerusalem in the first century has been crafted exclusively for Ritmeyer Archaeological Design. The historical sources and the excavations around the Temple Mount which followed the Six Day War formed the basis for its design. It supersedes other models of the subject in that it also includes the most up-to-the-minute research on the ancient Temple Mount by Dr. Leen Ritmeyer. The internationally acclaimed firm, York Modelmakers, have handcast King Herod’s masterpiece in high quality resin. Measuring 11.5″x7″x1.75″, the model is sufficiently detailed to show features such as the Beautiful Gate which led into the Temple Court, the Soreg, or partition wall and the outline of the pre-Herodian Temple Mount. Each feature is handpainted in the soft, glowing colours of the Jerusalem palette. The model rests on an attractive base which bears a small title plaque and the total weight is just under 2 kilos or approx. 4 pounds. This model will enhance your living-room, desktop and many other settings. Its convenient size makes it an ideal learning tool for small study groups around a table. An explanatory leaflet gives the full background to the turbulent period in which the Second Temple was constructed and describes each detail in the model. A much larger scale model of Herod’s Temple Mount in Jerusalem, measuring approximately 6 by 4 feet (1.87 by 1.17 m.), was commissioned by the late Ben Adelman, former Chairman of the American Friends of the Israel Exploration Society. It was designed by R.A.D. and made by York Modelmakers in the UK and has been exhibited in various centers in the US. In 2006 it was acquired by the Yeshiva University Museum in New York, together with models of Solomon’s Temple and of the Tabernacle which were also commissioned by Mr. Adelman.