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.”

Sources and links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13855238
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3493886.stm