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Medieval synagogue discovered underneath kebab shop

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe are the remains of a medieval Jewish synagogue underneath a kebab shop in Northampton, England.

A survey of land underneath Kebabish and The Bear public House, both in Sheep Street, Northampton, has found what experts estimate could be the remains of an ancient synagogue, dating back hundreds of years.

The finds, which include brick walls and what appears to be a staircase, were confirmed using a state-of-the-art ground-penetrating radar.

Historian and Northampton resident, Marcus Roberts, who is director of National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail (JTrails), said: “We’ve been working in partnership with Birmingham University and we were able to get a ground penetrating radar to do a survey of the site.

“We found what would appear to be the remains of a substantial masonry walls under the cellar walls of Kebabish. It also showed what appears to be two walls going down 14 feet underneath cellar level.

“There was also a square or rectangular structure next to it which may well have been a stair well going down into the synagogue.”

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2 thoughts on “Medieval synagogue discovered underneath kebab shop

  1. I think it’s sad that Jewish people had to hid from Christians to avoid being killed.

    I’m always amazed by the fact that so many Christians hate Jews. It’s like Rome is still crucifying Jesus over and over again.

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