Around 1200 B.C., an Israelite leader by the name of Moses led his people out of Egypt and back towards the land of Canaan. Moses, however, died before the Israelites reached Canaan. His successor, a man by the name of Joshua, continued the trek and eventually the now much larger nation of Israel returned to Canaan.
The reality of any place is what its people remember of it.
Original copy of the Declaration of Independence is lost. The copy in Washington D.C. is a handmade copy.