Prague to Paris_Prague 3

Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787. Its ancestor was a cemetery called “The Jewish Garden”, which was found in archaeological excavations under the Vladislavova street, New Town.

The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried there are uncertain, because there are layers of tombs. However, it has been estimated that there are approximately 12,000 tombstones presently visible, and there may be as many as 100,000 burials in all.

 

 


3 thoughts on “Prague to Paris_Prague 3

  1. I could spend all day looking at Mausoleums and older monuments. Photo moment. Have you heard of the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn? It defies description and needs a model and photographer!

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  2. I like your pictures from Prague. Reminds me of my trip to Prague! But your pictures of the old jewish cemetery are just great! Had not the chance to visit it.
    Cheers,
    Charlie

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