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Prague's Jewish cemetery
In pictures

The Prague Jewish Cemetery // In pictures

Hidden away behind the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague’s Jewish Quarter – or Josefov –  is the city’s Old Jewish Cemetery. It dates back to the 15th century and the oldest gravestone belongs to the poet Avigdor Karo who was…

ornate cemeteries of Paris
Travel tales

Cities of the dead: The ornate cemeteries of Paris

Think cemeteries and you probably imagine they’re going to be depressing places to spend your time, but not so in Paris. Its cemeteries are full of decoratively carved tombs with stained glass detailing, beautiful statues, and wide boulevards surrounded by…

Paris catacombs, France
Travel tales

Going underground: The eerie Paris catacombs

Beneath an unassuming building in Place Denfert Rochereau in southern Paris is the gateway to a subterranean world of tunnels, caverns and mass graves beneath the city – the Paris catacombs. As you enter the building you descend down…