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A Historic Must See During Your Next Trip to Cairo

Posted by Iris Hami on Mar 24, 2010 3:41:04 PM

In addition the splendors of Egypt, there is now yet another reason to take a tour to Cairo. The historic Maimonides' synagogue in the ancient Jewish quarter has been reopened after two years of restorations.

The synagogue, known in Egypt by its Arabic name of Musa bin Maymun, is named after the 12th century Jewish scholar, philosopher and physician. Maimonides was born in Cordoba, Spain, in 1135 and fled from persecution to Egypt where he died in 1204.

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