Medieval Jewish Cemetery Uncovered In Bologna, Italy

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Authorities in Bologna, Italy, have announced the discovery of the site of the city’s medieval Jewish cemetery, which was destroyed in 1569, after Pope Pius V banished Jews from everywhere in the papal territories.

The discovery, announced Tuesday at a news conference by Bologna Mayor Virginio Merola and other officials, including Bologna’s chief rabbi and Jewish community president, was made through archeological excavations in 2012-14 which uncovered 408 graves, making the cemetery the largest medieval Jewish cemetery known to date in Italy.

Read more at Times of Israel.

{Matzav.com}

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