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Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

decoration27 April 2017|28 Oct. 2017
For a thousand years the Jewish community of Old Cairo put their worn-out writings into a synagogue storage room, a genizah. Explore one of the greatest collections of Cambridge University Library and a remarkable survival of the medieval past. Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

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DATE
27 April 2017|28 Oct. 2017
CITY
Cambridge
( UNITED KINGDOM )
ENTRY COST
free
ORGANIZED BY
Cambridge University Library
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