picture idea ➙ Atis-en.cz by Lidija Drakulic

Most people are disturbed by excessively crowded cemeteries. What would you say to a cemetery that has somewhere around eleven cemeteries piled on top of each other? The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague has twelve thousand tombstones. However, the number of people who were buried here is far greater. The cemetery was founded in the 15th Century. It is estimated that more than one hundred thousand graves are located here. There is only one reason for this: lack of space. Jews who lived in Prague were forbidden to bury their beloved outside of their own district. Such a regulation left them with no other choice.