Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photo of the Week: Headstones in Prague's Jewish Cemetery

Prague's Jewish Cemetery holds about 14,000 graves. Used primarily in the Middle Ages, the headstones are very old. Many of them have smaller stones on top of them, an homage to desert burials, where rocks are laid atop the graves to keep the sand from being blown away and exhuming the bodies.

As the ground settled over time, the once-upright headstones began to lean, eventually ending up in their current state.

1 comment:

NorCal Cazadora said...

That's a beautiful photo, Brandon.