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History of Mishriky Antiquities

For the last 50 years in Jerusalem Zak Mishriky has been selling antiquities in Israel. Visitors to his store in Jerusalem and to all its friends and loyal customers from all over the world. The present owner and third generation is Zak. He has been improving the business constantly and moving into an era of new technology with this online store. From what began as a mere brick and mortar location, this has become a global online experience. Now friends and customers can participate and inquire about biblical antiquities via this online shop.

The present location of the shop is close to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the ancient Old City of Jerusalem, Christian quarter. With its rich history of past generations that resided at different times and eras in the city the atmosphere is perfect for a visit.

In 1964 grandfather Zachariah bought the shop from a Greek and decided to start selling antiquities combined with Persian brass. It became a legal requirement to have a license to sell antiquities in Israel. Zechariah was one of the first merchants that obtain a license to sell antiquities legally.

After grandfather Zachariah died he was succeeded by Uncle Jacob. He continued with the business and he was replaced by Samir (Zak father) after Jacob death in 1983. In 1997 Zak took over the business from his father Samir. He changed the focus of the shop towards Biblical antiquities. This includes Biblical coins, pottery, Roman glass, antiquities inspired jewelry and other gift items.

 

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