The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
A Mummy in Jerusalem  Secrets of the Afterlife
April 15, 2017

A Mummy in Jerusalem 
Secrets of the Afterlife

Until April 22

Two months after the launch of the exhibition A Mummy in Jerusalem, Secrets of the Afterlife, the results of complex tests that had been conducted on Alex, the mummy in the exhibition, reached the Museum, confirming that it had been embalmed with remnants of his heart. This confirmed, according the exhibition curator, Galit Bennett-Dahan, that the embalming had been done in a traditional manner and at a very high standard, as befits a priest who served, 2,200 years ago, in a temple, in the Egyptian city Akhmim.
Coffin of Ibis, Egypt, 3rd century BCE

Coffin of Ibis, Egypt, 3rd century BCE. Gift of Anwar el-Sadat, President of Egypt, to Yigal Yadin


On April 22nd, after attracting hundreds and thousands visitors of all ages, the mummy, Alex, will return home, to the Jerusalem Pontifical Biblical Institute (it was named Alex because it had been given as a present in honor of its inauguration by the Jesuits in Alexandria).
This is the last opportunity to view the mummy in its original human shaped coffin in which it was found; to watch the film explaining the embalming process, view the mummy's CT scans, hear the researchers' conclusion based on them, and to see other finds from ancient Egyptian graves.
The exhibition is accompanied by an audio guide, a leaflet for the whole family, and an application - in Hebrew and in English - which includes explanations and games.

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Moti Mizrahi, Via Dolorosa, 1973

Moti Mizrahi, Via Dolorosa, 1973

From the Via Dolorosa to the Present Day

Special gallery talk in conjunction with the closing of the exhibition

Artist Moti Mizrahi presents a special  performance connected to his own 1973 work Via Dolorosa – on display in the exhibition – and discusses his years of creative activity.
Prof. Rachel Elior, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Dr. Naomi Meiri-Dan, Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Sapir College 
and exhibition curator Amitai Mendelsohn

6 pm, April 18
No extra charge | Free for members

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Supported by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation
Celebrating as in Old Times

Celebrating as in Old Times

Celebrating as in Old Times

Three generations of dance troupes – "Hora Efrohim," "Hora Ne'urim," and "Jerusalem of Gold" – perform original Israeli dances in traditional costume. 
Folk-dancing for the public led by Mimi Kogan.

Independence Day | 2.5 | 10 am – 2 pm
At the Shrine of the Book Plaza | Free of charge

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Menashe Kadishman, 1999

Menashe Kadishman, 1999, collection of Rachel and Dov Gottesman, Tel Aviv

Museum Mondays:

Behold the Artist
Discussions on four seminal Israeli artists whose works are displayed in the exhibition Behold the Man
May 8 - Menashe Kadishman with Daniella Shalev
May 15 - Gideon Gechtman with Aya Miron
May 22 - Erez Israeli with Flavia Lwow
May 29 - Adi Ness with Lihi Sapir

June 12 - Bonus: Final Meeting with Amitai Mendelsohn on the research behind the exhibition Behold the Man, and on the image of Jesus from the nineteenth century to contemporary Israeli artists

IS 200 for whole series | Members IS 180
Register in advance at the Museum's website
Details at tel. 677-1373

Gallery Talk

Tues 18.4  | 17 pm 
Goya with exhibition curator Shlomit Steinberg*

Wed 19.4  | 12 pm 
Behold the Man with exhibition curator Amitai Mendelsohn

Tues 25.4  | 19 pm 
Jonah with the artist Hadassa Goldvicht

Tues 25.4  | 18 pm | in English 
No Place Like Home with exhibition curator Adina Kamien-Kazhdan*

Wed 26.4  | 12 pm 
No Place Like Home with exhibition curator Adina Kamien-Kazhdan*

Wed 26.4  | 19 pm | at Ticho House 
European Imprint: Jacob Pins and German Expressionism with exhibition curator Ronit Sorek

*Register in advance at tel. 677-1302
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Free entrance for soldiers doing compulsory military service and for those doing National Service, courtesy of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum

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