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Jewish bones given ceremonial burial in Norwich

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In Norwich, the remains of 17 people found in a well in 2004, victims of a 12th century religious massacre against Jewish residents of the area, have been given a ceremonial burial an “historic event”.

Norwich had been home to a thriving Jewish community since 1135 and many lived near the well site where the remains were found.

But there are records of persecution of Jews in medieval England including in Norwich.

Eleven of the 17 skeletons were those of children aged between two and 15. The remaining six were adult men and women.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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