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  • EBREI, UNA STORIA ITALIANA. I PRIMI MILLE ANNI
    JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
    AT MEIS
    news MEIS - JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
  • EBREI, UNA STORIA ITALIANA. I PRIMI MILLE ANNI
    JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
    AT MEIS
    news MEIS - JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
  • MEIS - JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
    JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
    AT MEIS
    news MEIS - JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS

JEWS, AN ITALIAN STORY. THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS. AT MEIS

 

Over two hundred objects – many precious and rare – including twenty manuscripts, seven incunabula and sixteenth century editions, eighteen medieval documents, largely from the Genizah of Cairo (a major medieval Jewish archive rediscovered in the Egyptian capital), forty-nine Roman and medieval epigraphs and one hundred and twenty-one items such as rings, seals, coins, oil-lamps and amulets that are little known or on display for the first time, on loan from museums around the world. Furthermore, an engaging exhibition offering the visitor a wealth of images, reconstructions and experiences.


The exhibit “Jews, an Italian Story. The First Thousand Years” – in effect, the first permanent segment of MEIS – communicates, in an original manner, the uniqueness of Italian Jewish history, describing – for the first time in such detail – how the Jewish presence in Italy was formed and developed throughout the Peninsula from the Roman Age (second century BCE) to the Middle Ages (tenth century CE) and how the Jews of Italy built their own unique identity, even when compared to other places in the diaspora. 


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