Jewish cemetery in Bologna

Part of the Jewish cemetery found in Bologna

A archaeological discovery important and certainly unexpected has most recently Bologna, where it was brought to light the citizen of Jewish cemetery, which, with its 408 burials is, till now, the largest in Italy.

After being approximately 200 years the appointed place of interment Bolognese Jews, the cemetery was completely destroyed, so if they lose all trace, in the far 1569, as a result of the provisions of the papal bulls issued around the middle of that century.

The bodies of men, women and children found inside, almost all accompanied by precious ornaments silver, bronze and amber, through the research and analysis that soon will be carried out by experts, hopefully they will provide useful information to better understand the physical characteristics and the daily habits of the members of this ancient community.

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