Turkey: Jewish cemetery unearthed during construction work

By JTA
May 1, 2013 15:24

Gravestones and bones from an ancient Turkish Jewish cemetery were unearthed during construction work.

The remains in the Turkish city of Izmir were found more than 20 feet below the ground, during construction work on an underground tunnel, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Wednesday.

According to Hurriyet, the gravestones were left in the ground and the bones were delivered to representatives of Izmir's Jewish community.

The bones will be reburied in the Altındağ Jewish Cemetery, which remains open to Jewish burials, Jak Kaya, chairman of the Izmir Jewish community, told Hurriyet.


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