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Jewish mass burial was likely from antisemitic violence in 1190, study reveals

In 2004, construction workers in the English town of Norwich unearthed human skeletal remains that led to a historical mystery—at least 17 bodies at the bottom of a medieval well. Using archeological records, historical documents, and ancient DNA, researchers have now identified the individuals to be a group of Ashkenazi Jews who may have fallen victim to antisemitic violence which took place in the year 1190.