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Cambridge lecturer Solomon Schechter among thousands of Genizah fragments in his office after their transportation from the Ben Ezra synagogue in Cairo.

Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

Mon 15 May - Sat 28 October

Cambridge University Library

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

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Timing

9:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday every week from Monday 15 May until Saturday 28 October (except on Bank Holidays)

9:00am-4:30pm Saturday every week from Monday 15 May until Saturday 28 October (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

Mon 15 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 16 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 17 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 18 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 19 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 20 May 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 22 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 23 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 24 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 25 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 26 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 27 May 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Tue 30 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 31 May 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 1 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 2 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 3 June 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 5 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 6 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 7 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 8 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 9 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 10 June 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 12 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 13 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 14 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 15 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 16 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 17 June 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 19 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 20 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 21 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 22 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 23 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 24 June 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 26 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 27 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 28 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 29 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 30 June 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 1 July 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 3 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 4 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 5 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 6 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 7 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 8 July 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 10 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 11 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 12 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 13 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 14 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 15 July 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 17 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 18 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 19 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 20 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 21 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 22 July 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 24 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 25 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 26 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 27 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 28 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 29 July 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 31 July 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 1 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 2 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 3 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 4 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 5 August 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 7 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 8 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Fri 11 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 12 August 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 14 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 15 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Thu 17 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 18 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 19 August 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 21 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 22 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 23 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Fri 25 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 26 August 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Tue 29 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 30 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 31 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 1 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 2 September 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 4 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 5 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 6 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 7 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 8 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 9 September 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 11 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 12 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Thu 14 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Sat 16 September 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 18 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 19 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Fri 22 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 23 September 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 25 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 26 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 27 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 28 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 29 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 30 September 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 2 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 3 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 4 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 5 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 6 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 7 October 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 9 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 10 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 11 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 12 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 13 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 14 October 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 16 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 17 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 18 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 19 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 20 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 21 October 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Mon 23 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 24 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 25 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 26 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 27 October 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 28 October 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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