PRESERVING JEWISH CULTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH 3- D MAPPING

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Magen David Sephardic Congregation

 


DIARNA (“our home” in Judeo-Arabic), a project to document Jewish historical sites in the Middle East and North Africa, works to digitally preserve the physical remnants of these communities by using digital mapping technology, traditional scholarship, and field research to document and preserve Jewish cultural heritage before it is forgotten or erased. Examples of these sites include: a Jewish cemetery in Sudan, a network of ancient Jewish fortresses in Saudi Arabia, a Beirut synagogue, a former synagogue in Algeria (now a mosque), the Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli, Libya and the Tomb of Nahum in Iraq. The number of Jewish sites Diarna has plotted on Google Earth has surpassed 1,600!

Join us for this fascinating presentation! For more information, please contact Andrea at 301-770-6818 or andrea@magendavidsephardic.org.