Cologne archaeological dig uncovers rich Jewish history

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April 1, 2013 02:44

 
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An archaeological dig in western Germany uncovered traces of Jewish heritage in Cologne, AFP reported.

According to AFP, the excavation uncovered since 2007 some 250,000 artifacts from various periods in 2,000 years of the city's history.

Hebrew-inscribed fragments of slate reveal aspects of Jewish daily life from the Middle Ages. These writings include school children's teachings, rules and regulations a knight's tale and a bakery's customer list, among other things.

"Excavations show that the Jews in Cologne for a very long time were on good terms with the Christians, that their cohabitation saw long phases of peace and harmony," AFP quoted Sven Schuette, who heads the archaeological team, as saying.

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