Amsterdam's Bijbelsmuseum (Biblical Museum) illustrates life in biblical times with archaeological discoveries and other artefacts. Clay tablets and fragments of papyrus and archaeological remains tell the fascinating story of how the Bible came into existence, and the influence that the Bible has had on Dutch society throughout the ages. Holy display The objects on display at the Biblical Museum include archaeological discoveries, artefacts from ancient Egypt and religious objects from the Judeo-Christian tradition. There are also centuries-old models of the temple of Solomon and Herod, a 19th-century model of the Tabernacle and a model of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Historic setting The Bijbelsmuseum is housed in two historic buildings on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. The renowned architect Philips Vingboons built the houses for Amsterdam merchant Jacob Cromhout in 1662. This remarkable setting provides a home for the unique collection of one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands.