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Old Jewish Cemetery (Starý židovský hřbitov)

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   The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world. The cemetery was founded in the first half of the 15th century; the oldest tombstone dates from 1439. The cemetery was expanded many times but it was not big enough so dead people were buried in several layers. There are almost 12,000 tombstones today which is only a fragment of the total number of graves. Among the most famous people buried in the cemetery belong Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Mordechai Maisel, David Gans, Joseph Solomon Delmedigo and David Oppenheim.