Jewish Cemetery in Cairo

You didn’t think there was one, right? There are almost zero jewish people in Egypt after the 1950s because of a long complicated history that involves crazy politics, the 1948 Arab Israeli War, and the creation of Israel. Well, the cemetery reflects all of this if you just look at it once. Covered in trash and neglected, this is not a place that looks like people are around to care for it. The cemetery can reflect a contemporary situation and status of different ethnic groups, even if it was created a long time ago in the past. This cemetery is over 1,000 years old and there have been efforts to restore it, but it is quite difficult. I only took this photo from the highway above after stepping out of the car, and was unable to actually go inside.


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