Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague

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    The Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov (the Jewish Quarter), Prague, was created in the 15th century when Jews were forbidden to bury their dead outside their own district. Space was scarce, so bodies were buried on top of each other in an estimated 12 layers. Over the centuries, lopsided tombstones formed unruly, poetic groupings.

    Saul Panzer (mostly in reality these days), and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. PA & Lat 110 months ago | reply

      Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      Seen in Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries (?)

    2. Mr. Ducke 110 months ago | reply

      Although I've seen a few photos of this historic graveyard posted on Flickr, the gentle colors here make this one especially appealing..

      Seen in: Graveyard

    3. onepurplefork 110 months ago | reply

      What a neat photo. I love how you tell what I'm looking at.

    4. Tammy Lynn D 110 months ago | reply

      This is just amazing!

    5. klg1309 110 months ago | reply

      This is facinating.

    6. Wayne Huzzey 104 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot

    7. Carrie Hittel 100 months ago | reply

      Wow....that's fascinating.....

    8. Maurene Kennedy Art & Poetry [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

    9. Dudy Braun 84 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Yiddish, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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