Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ceremony lays to rest bones of three medieval Jews in Northampton

A ceremony has taken place to mark the resting place of the bones of three medieval Jews found in the town.

The skeletal remains were found by archeologists in 1992 in Temple Bar, The Mounts, in an area known to be part of the town’s medieval Jewish cemetery.

The bones were re-buried last year at the Jewish Cemetery in Towcester Road, Northampton, and, in-keeping with Jewish tradition a consecration ceremony was held at the site on May 22, a year after the burial.

Click here to read this article from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo