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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

4
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

5
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

6
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Feast of Saint John the Baptist (O)

The birth of St. John the Baptist in Ein Kerem is celebrated with Divine Liturgies in the Greek Orthodox Church and in the “Gorniy Convent” followed by a procession denoting the departure of the Virgin Mary back to Nazareth.
 

Related sites worth visiting:
“Prodromos” (St. John the forerunner) Church in the Old City - one of the oldest churches in Jerusalem, holding relics of the Saint.

 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

8
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

9
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

10
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

11
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (O)

On the 12, the feast is celebrated in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.

On the 13, the feast of the Twelve Apostles is celebrated in the Church of the Apostles in Tiberias.

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Capernaum, “the town of Jesus” - ancient fishing village, the ancient Synagogue and the House of St. Peter.
  • Bethsaida, the birthplace of Saints Peter, Andrew and Philip - the ancient fishing village near the place where the Jordan  river enters the Sea of Galilee.
  •  “Jesus Boat” Museum in Kibbutz Ginossar
  • Jaffa and Caesarea (Acts 10).

 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (O)

On the 12, the feast is celebrated in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.

On the 13, the feast of the Twelve Apostles is celebrated in the Church of the Apostles in Tiberias.

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Capernaum, “the town of Jesus” - ancient fishing village, the ancient Synagogue and the House of St. Peter.
  • Bethsaida, the birthplace of Saints Peter, Andrew and Philip - the ancient fishing village near the place where the Jordan  river enters the Sea of Galilee.
  •  “Jesus Boat” Museum in Kibbutz Ginossar
  • Jaffa and Caesarea (Acts 10).

 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

14
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

15
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

16
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

17
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

18
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Feast of the Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel (C)

All local religions regard Elijah as a major Old Testament prophet. This day traditionally marks his ascension to heaven on a chariot of fire, and is celebrated in a cave which is identified as his hideout on Mount Carmel.

 

 

Highlights of the feast

Haifa, Church of Stella Maris - Although the cave in the Stella Maris church is the main venue for candle lighting, the whole area is fast becoming a focal point for pilgrimages and festive gatherings.

On the eve of the feast, July 19, the pilgrimage to the site begins, lasting until midnight.

On July 20th, four successive masses are celebrated in different liturgical styles in the Stella Maris church.

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Elijah’s Cave at the foothills of the Carmel.
  • Muhraka Monastery - on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18:17-40).
  • Nain - the site of the resurrecting of the widow’s son (Luke 7:11-17).
  • Qaser el Yahud on the Jordan River - where  Elijah was taken up by God (II Kings 2:11).

 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Feast of the Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel (C)

All local religions regard Elijah as a major Old Testament prophet. This day traditionally marks his ascension to heaven on a chariot of fire, and is celebrated in a cave which is identified as his hideout on Mount Carmel.

 

 

Highlights of the feast

Haifa, Church of Stella Maris - Although the cave in the Stella Maris church is the main venue for candle lighting, the whole area is fast becoming a focal point for pilgrimages and festive gatherings.

On the eve of the feast, July 19, the pilgrimage to the site begins, lasting until midnight.

On July 20th, four successive masses are celebrated in different liturgical styles in the Stella Maris church.

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Elijah’s Cave at the foothills of the Carmel.
  • Muhraka Monastery - on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18:17-40).
  • Nain - the site of the resurrecting of the widow’s son (Luke 7:11-17).
  • Qaser el Yahud on the Jordan River - where  Elijah was taken up by God (II Kings 2:11).

 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

26
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

28
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

29
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

30
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

31
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.