Photographer's Note

View of the old Jewish cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic. The oldest preserved tombstone in the cemetery dates back to 1439 and it was used until 1787.

Due to Jewish beliefs, jewish graves must not be destroyed, especially the tombstones. For this reason, when the cemetery ran out of space, a new layer of soil was placed with new graves, and all the tombstones were replaced above the ground. The cemetery as in all 12 layers of graves, causing the tombstones to be place very close to one another.

The cemetery is supposed to be the place where "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" was created.

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Viewed: 1946
Points: 4
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Additional Photos by Leonardo Regoli (lregoli) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 1 N: 52] (491)
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