Ben Ezra Synagogue Restoration
Cairo, Egypt
Restoration of a synagogue whose foundations date back to an 11th century synagogue which was demolished to rebuild the present sanctuary in 1892. Traditional methods and materials were used in the restoration and new elements were introduced only as a means of correcting structural faults. The work included: a new stone cornice, replication of the frieze, replacement of the masonry, and reinforcement of the concrete walls.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Cairo, Egypt
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Events
1892, restored 1991
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Ben Ezra Synagogue Restoration
Ben-Ezra Synaguogue
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Building Usages
synagogue
religious
Keywords
restoration and conservation