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Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

Discarded History

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.

Please note the exhibition will be closed from 1.30-5pm on Wednesday 20 September for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Public exhibition: 27 April 2017 – 28 October 2017

Monday – Friday 09:00–18:00

Saturday 09:00–16:30

Sunday closed

Cambridge University Library Milstein Exhibition Centre

Free admission – all welcome



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