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National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel set to be completed by end 2022

A decades-long building project to house the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in Jerusalem’s Museum Hill gets a major boost with a $3 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

“The Antiquities Authority thanks the Helmsley Charitable Trust for its significant donation, which gives renewed impetus to the project, and will allow the authority to move to the campus by the end of 2022,” says Eli Eskozido, director of the Antiquities Authority.

Designed in 2002 by architect Moshe Safdie, the 33,445 square meter (360,000 square foot) Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel broke ground in 2010. Most of the construction was completed within a few years, after which the future headquarters of the IAA sat empty despite earlier estimates of completion and habitation by 2014.

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