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Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible will be a 430,000 square foot building two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capital, opening fall of 2017. It will provide an immersive and personalized experience as guests explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.
This History floor showcases archaeological discoveries through modern cinematic storytelling bringing the biography of the Bible to life. More than 500 artifacts that document the Bible's preservation, translation, and transmission across centuries will be featured. This floor will house many of the greatest biblical discoveries, including writings dating to the time of Abraham, Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, early New Testament writings, and more.
The Narrative Floor shares stories of the Bible by engaging all of guests' senses. The adventure and drama of the Bible comes to live in riveting presentations. Visitors walk through narratives of the Hebrew text from Genesis to Chronicles and then through first century Nazareth, ending with the New Testament story. This floor intertwines immersive experiences with artifacts, in highly creative ways.
The Impact Floor explores the Bible's impact over time on cultures, civilization, and daily life, including its influence on fine arts, science, and government. This floor will be modern, technologically advanced, visually stimulating, and interactive.
Capacity, Theatre-style: 472