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The Scriptorium Illuminates the History of the Good Book
The Holy Land Experience is a "living museum" in Orlando, FL, which recreates the city of Jerusalem circa 66AD. (See the Entertainment Design article from July 2001.) Recently, Zion's Hope, the company that created the museum, added the Scriptorium attraction, a historical tour of how the Judeo-Christian scriptures came to be written down, preserved through the centuries, translated into English, and brought to North American shores. Themed attraction producer ITEC Entertainment, which designed the Holy Land Experience, was called on again to create the Scriptorium environment.
The attraction comprises more than a dozen themed rooms beginning in Babylon about 4,000 years ago. (Below is a pictorial tour.) Each room is a recreation of a historical time period and contains artifacts from each era, such as clay cuneiform tablets, Egyptian papyrus scrolls, and even an American pre-Braille Bible with...