Remains of Spanish Jews "well preserved"

In 2008, archaeologists unearthed a 13th century Jewish cemetery in Toledo, Spain. A comprehensive study of the burials was recently completed, identifying and cataloguing the 107 tombs. Experts declared the remains “well preserved” and deposited unusually deep in the ground.

The Jewish cemetery was established at a major center of Jewish life in Spain before their expulsion in 1492. The remains were officially reburied in the same place in 2011 at the request of the local Jewish community and European Jewish groups.