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The Essay, Life in Fragments: Stories from the Cairo Genizah Episode guide

  1. Alchemy and Magic

    5/5 Gabriele Ferrario unlocks a world of alchemy and magic in the heart of medieval Cairo.

    First broadcast: 31 May 2013

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  2. Three Lives

    4/5 Daniel Davies describes the private papers of three very different medieval Egyptians.

    First broadcast: 30 May 2013

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  3. Women

    3/5 Melonie Schmierer-Lee discovers the varying fortunes of women in medieval Cairo.

    First broadcast: 29 May 2013

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  4. Letters

    2/5 Ben Outhwaite reveals an intercultural trade network across the medieval Mediterrean.

    First broadcast: 28 May 2013

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  5. The Discovery

    1/5 Esther-Miriam Wagner on discovering the Genizah, medieval manuscripts in a Cairo synagogue

    First broadcast: 27 May 2013

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