On Passover, the story
of Pharaoh and the Children of Israel leaving Egypt
is told and retold,
year after year.
This year in time for the Passover holiday
the Israel Museum opened a new exhibit called
Pharaoh in Canaan: the Untold Story.
Big posters announcing this momentous exhibit,
which consists of hundreds of pieces in multiple rooms,
are displayed on the Jerusalem, Israel streets.
There is even a colorful video which is used to illustrate
the Egyptian Empire of the 4th millennium BCE.
This was an entrance to a fortress in Jaffa:
the highlighted pieces have Ramses’ name inscribed.
Loans from international galleries are included.
Ancient artifacts are on display,
in room after room,
with some unique and special pieces.
There are displays of pottery,
urns, and jewelry,
and much more lining the walls.
The gift shop is stocked with items for sale
for this impressive exhibit, perfectly timed.
The story of leaving Egypt is retold in the Hagaddah
in Jewish homes on Passover at the seder,
which takes place this year on Friday night in Israel,
and on Friday and Saturday nights around the world.
This year thousands in Jerusalem will enjoy
the new exhibit of Egyptian rule in Caanan,
until now the untold story.
As in dozens of Israeli museums during Passover holiday,
children are invited free of charge.
Schools are out. Government offices are on holiday.
Temperature is rising.
Passover is vacation time in Israel.