What’s Going On With Egyptian Synagogues?

| February 19, 2011

Concerns have grown from the Egyptian revolutions about the country’s priceless antiquities. Despite Zahi Hawass’s assurances that many items have remained safe, it appears much has been damaged.

Egypt also has invaluable Jewish sites, like the synagogue at Alexandria, but these are not mentioned in the media as much. During all the chaos, what has happened to Jewish historical sites in Egypt?

According to Hawass, “Museums all over Egypt are safe, Sakkara, the Valley of the Kings, all the synagogues, all the Coptic monasteries….the Islamic monuments, and pharaonic and Greco-Roman [artifacts and sites] are completely safe.”



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