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A Refuge for Writings: Further details from the Genizah of Medieval Cairo

Friday 8 September: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 9 September: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room , West Road, CB3 9DR

An exclusive opportunity to gain unique access to significant additional content from the Library's "Discarded History" exhibition. For over a thousand years, the Jewish community of Old Cairo deposited their unwanted writings in a purpose-built storeroom in the Ben Ezra synagogue. Their discarded documents provide a glimpse into a Jewish community at the centre of a thriving Islamic empire. A community concerned with the very things to which humanity has been concerned with for much of its existence: love, sex and marriage, money and business, and ultimately death.

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No need to book.


Accessible toilet, Full access

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Age: All ages, Exhibition, Drop in, Free