James S. Snyder's Facelift Of The Israel Museum

07/20/2010 08:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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JERUSALEM -- The director of the Israel Museum was leading a visitor to see a provocative contemporary sculpture of a naked African youth when, stepping over protective cloths and around an exhibit of late Canaanite sarcophagi, he nearly ran into four workmen carrying the million-year-old horns of a wild bull.

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