Pharaoh: The Story and Untold Story

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.

sign for Pharaoh Untold Story at Israel Museum

Big posters announcing this momentous exhibit,

which consists of hundreds of pieces in multiple rooms,

are displayed on the Jerusalem, Israel streets.

video screen from exhibit at Israel Museum Pharaoh

There is even a colorful video which is used to illustrate

the Egyptian Empire of the 4th millennium BCE.

facade of ancient fortress in Jaffa in Israel Museum exhibit Pharaoh

This was an entrance to a fortress in Jaffa:

the highlighted pieces have Ramses’ name inscribed.

Loans from international galleries are included.

Israel Museum exhibit on Pharaoh and Canaan

Ancient artifacts are on display,

Israel Museum exhibit Pharaoh and Canaan

 in room after room,

Israel Museum Pharaoh and Canaan exhibit Untold Story

with some unique and special pieces.

Israel Museum Pharaoh untold story exhibit potter display

There are displays of pottery,

Israel Museum pottery Pharaoh exhibit

urns, and jewelry,

Israel Museum Pharaoh exhibit

and much more lining the walls.

gift shop Israel museum

The gift shop is stocked with items for sale

map Egypt in ancient times Pharaoh and Canaan story

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.

Israel Museum video passover story

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.

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