A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, October 21, 2013

Photo Essay on an Egyptian Leper Colony

"Leper Colony" is not a phrase you hear very often today, but here is an intriguing photo essay about a leper hospital/sanitarium at Abu Zaabal just outside of Cairo. I didn't know this place existed, but the photos capture a self-contained community, though many of the residents are apparently cured of the disease,

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