Monday, July 18, 2011

Cologne uncovers an ancient Jewish past

The remains of an ancient Jewish quarter - right in the centre of the German city of Cologne, and still being uncovered - are little short of an archaeological sensation.

The excavations, which began in 2007, have already revealed remains of a synagogue, hospital, bakery, community hall and mikveh, or bathhouse used for ritual purification.

The city now plans to enclose the entire site to create a new Jewish museum outside the former Cologne city hall.

Click here to read this article from Monsters and Critics