New “Geniza” like find?

News is emerging of a possible “Cairo Geniza” like find in Afghanistan. What may be a large repository of scrolls dating to about 1000 CE may have been found in Afghanistan, and if so, may have important ramifications for the study of Medieval Jewry specifically, and Central Asia in general at the time. Quite exciting!

Fun fact – did you know that the earliest known written document in Yiddish was supposedly found in the Cairo Geniza??

Being that this may be an exciting find – I guess we will have to find at Tell es-Safi/Gath this summer the equivalent of a Genizah – a favissa (a cultic repository; see here about the Yavneh favissa)!


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