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The Cairo Geniza

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 28, 2013 at 07:20

Thank you Dr. Pipes and indeed the survival of these great documents of the Cairo Geniza must be attributed to the great climate of Egypt (hot and dry with very low humidity) and it also allows historians to view what Cairo in general and its Jewish population in particular were all about for a very long period of time

These documents were left in the Ben Ezra Synagogue in masr al-qadima also masr 3atiqqa which is the area of old Cairo where Hisn Bablyoon is located (Metro station: Mari Guirguis). An amazing area of the city

However, the sad thing is no one in Egypt seem to be aware about such treasure (most Egyptians do not know about the Nag Hammadi library either) and I suspect that even if they know they would not care and i suspect that Egyptian historians would not even be interested to study these documents and this is indeed very sad

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