Egypt start the restoration of the ancient synagogue of Ben Ezra in The Religious Complex
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, started a project to restore the Temple of Ibn Ezra in the Religious Complex area of Old Cairo.
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities explained that the temple is located inside the Babylon Fortress, which is of great importance, as it is the oldest synagogue in Egypt and the Middle East. The restoration was done in 1991.
For his part, he explained that the restoration work began in the Holy of Holies area. It included preliminary cleaning of the walls and floral decorations. The work to prevent danger will also include isolating surfaces to protect against the effect of moisture resulting from rainwater intrusion, treating the color layers from the influence of various weather factors, which resulted in the accumulation of some dirt, as well as treating cracks, stressing that all restoration work will be carried out using the latest technologies.