Egypt unveils renovated 14th-century Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue

The temple was bombed during Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798
Egypt unveils renovated 14th-century Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue

Egypt has unveiled a newly renovated 14th century synagogue in a bid to market the country’s rich cultural heritage.

The Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue, which show Egypt’s cultural diversity and potential tourist site, was built in its current form in 1850 by an Italian architect over the original edifice dating back to 1354.

The temple was bombed during Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798.

In cooperation with the military, Egypt’s antiquities ministry oversaw the $4 million renovation which lasted over three years after the roof and staircase collapsed in 2016.

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