Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani visits Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria - press photo Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani visits Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria - press photo

Restoration of Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria to complete in 3 moths

Fri, Aug. 9, 2019
CAIRO – 9 August 2019: Egypt will complete the restoration works of Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria within three months, announced the Ministry of Antiquities in a statement this week.

“The restoration works at the synagogue continue regularly, as 75% of the project work has been completed, the statement said, adding that Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani and other officials from the ministry visited the synagogue on Tuesday.

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Restoration works for Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria - press photo


Eliyahu Hanavi is one of the most important and oldest Egyptian synagogues and one of the largest synagogues in the Middle East. The restoration for Synagogue started in August 2017.

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Restoration works for Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria - press photo


It was established in 1354, but was desecrated when Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign shelled it to create a French military base in the Ottoman territories. However, it was rebuilt in 1850 under the Muhammad Ali Dynasty. It has been closed off by the Egyptian government after a partial collapse in the upper place for women worshippers.

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