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According to local media, the Ministry of Antiquities is preparing to register three Jewish tombs officially in the Ministry’s records.

The news, which will be carried out by a central committee, was announced by Mohammad Mehran, head of the Central Department of Jewish Antiquities at the Ministry of Antiquities.

Mehran said that the rare and unique tombs belonging to Jewish and Arab figures are recorded, three in the areas of Shatby and Azarita in Alexandria. In addition, the Central Committee is preparing a report on the unique effects of Jewish heritage, including cemeteries.
For years, the state of preservation of Jewish cemeteries in Egypt has been sad for social media. Images and videos of Jewish cemeteries filled with rubbish or disturbed by the construction of roads provoked anger and incited the authorities to take further action to preserve sites of cultural significance.

According to local media, the Ministry of Antiquities is preparing to register three Jewish tombs officially in the Ministry’s records.

The news, which will be carried out by a central committee, was announced by Mohammad Mehran, head of the Central Department of Jewish Antiquities at the Ministry of Antiquities.

Mehran said that the rare and unique tombs belonging to Jewish and Arab figures are recorded, three in the areas of Shatby and Azarita in Alexandria. In addition, the Central Committee is preparing a report on the unique effects of Jewish heritage, including cemeteries.
For years, the state of preservation of Jewish cemeteries in Egypt has been sad for social media. Images and videos of Jewish cemeteries filled with rubbish or disturbed by the construction of roads provoked anger and incited the authorities to take further action to preserve sites of cultural significance.

According to The Economist, the Jewish population in Egypt is rapidly diminishing. Although the number was estimated at about 80,000 before World War II, the number is around 20 today and is mostly composed of elderly citizens.

A number of synagogues exist in Egypt, namely Cairo, such as the Ben Ezra synagogue, the Khuza synagogue, the Karim synagogue, the center of the logo Hashamayim Synanogue and the Madjar Synanogue in Heliopolis. However, it seems only the temple of the city center in most use.

Egyptian police exercise extreme caution in allowing visitors near or in locations. Most Egyptian temples either collapse or deteriorate badly due to neglect.

It is estimated that Egypt’s curtains may close to the Egyptian Jewish community during this century due to a small number of followers.

 

 

 

As such, of the thousands of Jewish graves in the country, about 60 have been selected for registration and will be protected under Antiquities Protection Act No. 117 of 1983.

Among the registered sites are temples and villas belonging to famous Jewish families such as Jacob Mancha. The latter built a temple in the Manshiyyah area.

One of the tombs to be recorded contains 20,000 gravestones. The three tombs together date back over 150 years and cover an area of ​​15 acres.

In July, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities approved a request for the allocation of 40 million pounds to revive the Eliyahu Hanui synagogue in Alexandria.

The synagogue, also known as the Jewish synagogue, was closed earlier this year after the collapse of part of the roof.