Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jewish history part of heritage

Bikya Masr (Mohamed Abdel Salam)

The Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni said that Egypt bears the expenses of the restoration of all Jewish antiquities being restored in the country. He added that like the rest of the Egyptian antiquities whether ancient Egyptian, Islamic or Coptic, Egypt “considers the Jewish temples in Egypt as part of the Egyptian heritage, which must be restored on a regular basis.”

His comments come as the Egyptian government recently completed the restoration of a number of Jewish synagogues in the country as part of the culture ministry’s efforts to bolster its past, the minister’s office said.

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