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Egypt wins international award for restoring historic synagogue

Egypt is using an international award it recently won for restoring the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria to promote tourism.
A general view shows the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria, Egypt, Nov. 14, 2016.

Egypt continues to reap the fruits of its projects to restore synagogues and Jewish monuments across the country.

According to a Facebook post published Oct. 1 by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the project to restore the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria won the award for the best international project in the category of restoration and rehabilitation projects, in the Engineering News-Record’s Global Best Projects Competition 2021, in which 21 countries participated in 18 different fields in the construction industry.

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