'Inconceivable': Centuries of Jewish Life Rescued From Cairo Garbage Dumps

A Passover miracle: Special project, carried out with the support of Egyptian authorities, seeks to preserve synagogues, cemeteries and priceless documents left behind after Jews were expelled

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The Eliahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt.
The Eliahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt.Credit: Roland Unger
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Manuscripts found at the old Jewish cemetery in Cairo. The place became the neighborhood dump.Credit: Yoram Meital
The entrance to the Library of the Jewish Heritage next to the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo.Credit: Ovedc
Inside the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo.Credit: Ovedc



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