All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        9-12

        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share


        Part of WNET
        9 Favorites
        1413 Views

        The Cairo Genizah

        In this video from the PBS series The Story of the Jews, Simon Schama explores the singular medieval phenomenon known as the Cairo Genizah, a repository of some 300,000 ancient documents preserved in a hole in the wall in a synagogue in Cairo. From approximately 1000-1500 AD, the Jews of Cairo deposited a wide assortment of documents, from sacred to secular, ancient bible texts to shopping lists, unwittingly creating a time capsule that offers modern man an unprecedented look at medieval life not only for the Jews, but for their Muslim neighbors as well.

        The Cairo Genizah

        Video

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        The Cairo Genizah Flashcards


        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close
        Producer:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now