Medieval Jewish cemetery in Rome
Skeletons and graves uncovered during the excavation of the medieval Jewish cemetery in Rome. Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma

Archaeologists in Rome Uncover Medieval Jewish Cemetery, and Its History of Persecution

Only a fragment of a Hebrew inscription was found in the cemetery used from the 14th to 17th century, because the pope decreed Jews should be buried in unmarked graves.

Archaeologists in Rome have found remains from the city’s Jewish cemetery during the Middle Ages, along with tangible reminders of the persecution suffered by the community living under papal rule.

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