From Jewish Cemetery to Rose Garden
I wonder how many of the people who, each spring, flock to Rome's beautiful Rose Garden (Roseto Comunale di Roma) know that part of it was created on the site of a three-hundred old Jewish cemetery.
The cemetery was built in 1645 and served the city's Jewish community until the 1930s. Its memory is preserved in the layout of the paths, which take the form of a huge menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum, which is one of the symbols of the Jewish faith.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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