Egypt allocates $2.2 million to restore historic Alexandria synagogue

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By J-Wire.. The Egyptian government has reportedly approved a budget of US$2.2 million for the restoration of the centuries-old Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria. The Project Sector of Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities last week sanctioned the funding for the restoration and development of the historic synagogue, which was recently closed for several months after its ceiling collapsed, the Egypt Independent reported. [Photo top right:The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. Credit: Wikimedia Commons].  Al-Saeed Helmy Ezzat, head of Egypt’s Islamic and Coptic Monuments Department, said that although Egyptian law requires local communities to pay the cost of such repairs, the national government is funding the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue restoration. Read the full story.



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