The construction site of Styrofoam catacombs at Har Menuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, December 2017. Gil Cohen-Magen

Catacombs of Jerusalem: Massive Burial Tunnels Constructed Under the Capital

Overcrowding at Jerusalem's Har Hamenuchot cemetery has burial organizations planning multi-storied graves with an unusual construction material: Styrofoam

With 4,000 deaths a year it is no wonder that the largest cemetery in Jerusalem, in Har Hamenuchot, is filled beyond capacity. This is the location with the most dire residential property shortage in town.

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