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Egypt reopens historic synagogue after renovations

Jan 11, 2020 14:05 IST

Egyptian authorities have reopened a historic Jewish synagogues after renovations. The two-story Alexandria temple, known Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue, has been under renovation since 2017, after it partially collapsed one year ago. The site has a long history. An earlier temple dating to 1354 AD was built in the same location, and the current building dates to roughly 1881. After renovation, the synagogues features openings in the floor to show the layers of history. It has marble floors and columns lining the main hall.

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