Jewish bodies found in medieval well in Norwich

The remains of 17 Jewish bodies found at the bottom of a medieval well in England could have been victims of persecution, new evidence has suggested.

The skeletons date back to the 12th or 13th Centuries at a time when Jewish people were facing persecution throughout Europe.

Professor Black, who went to the Balkans following the Kosovo war – where her job was to piece together the bodies of massacred Kosovan Albanians – said this discovery had changed the direction of the whole investigation.

Regarding the nature of the discovery, Professor Black said: “We are possibly talking about persecution. We are possibly talking about ethnic cleansing and this all brings to mind the scenario that we dealt with during the Balkan War crimes.”

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