Photo of the Week 9.6.11

An ancient mikveh is unveiled in Germany.

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Two young women visit a medieval mikveh in Erfurt, Germany, before the official opening on September 4th.   The mikveh serves as a testimonial to Jewish life in Erfurt in the middle ages in Erfurt. The bath, which was already documented in 1248, was discovered in 2007 during a redesign of nearby areas. 

Photo Credit: EPA/MARTINSCHUTT 

 

Posted on September 6, 2011 and filed under Photo of the Week.