Bodies found in well tell story of Medieval persecution

Seventeen skeletons found in a well in Norwich, England are the suspected victims of an anti-Jewish massacre. DNA and other analysis has shown that the six adults and eleven children were part of the same family and date to the 12th or 13th century.

Their injuries indicated that the bodies were dumped head-first into the well. Researchers do not think they died of natural causes.

Norwich was home to a large Jewish community in the middle ages and was one of many towns in England with a history of anti-Semetic violence. [photo]