Jewish history museum in Warsaw unveils exquisite reconstruction of synagogue ceiling

A Jewish history museum in Warsaw has unveiled a reconstructed synagogue roof with an elaborately painted ceiling modeled on a no-longer-existing 17th-century structure.

The roof will be a key attraction in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a major institution due to open next year in the heart of the city's former Jewish quarter.

The museum will tell the story of the 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland, one forgotten by many people today and often overshadowed by the Holocaust.

The synagogue roof is the first object to be presented to the public so far.

Museum officials presented the roof to the media on Tuesday.