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Medieval Islamic Sicily ate pork, study finds

Despite pork being forbidden in Islamic dietary law, a study found evidence that it was consumed in the rural areas of Sicily while the island was under Muslim rule in the Middle Ages.

Jewish ritual bath beneath the Church of St. Philip the Apostle; Syracuse, Italy.

Hebrew inscription discovered in ancient Jewish ritual bath in Sicily

For centuries, the island was home to numerous thriving Jewish communities. Jewish life came to an end when Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492.

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