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Discarded History Exhibition Curator Tours

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Cambridge University Library Exhibition Centre

West Road

Cambridge

CB3 9DR

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Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

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 with the help of one of the researchers from the Genizah Research Unit.

The exhibition Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo provides a window on the life of a Jewish community a thousand years ago – a community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

Come and learn about the remarkable survival of the medieval past.

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Cambridge University Library Exhibition Centre

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CB3 9DR

United Kingdom

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