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Bibil Identifier bibil:203410
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die Fragmente mittelalterlicher jüdischer Grabsteine in Bommersheim
Author Hüttenmeister, Nathanja
Author Lehnardt, Andreas
Journal Trumah. Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg (Volume: 18)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 87-107 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient des illustrations.
Abstract In winter 2007/08 fragments of Jewish tombstones which were enclosed in Bommersheim Castle, whose destruction dates back to 1382, were discovered during excavation work in Bommersheim, a village near Frankfurt am Main. 19 of the well over 75 individual fragments bear Hebrew characters. Four of the tombstones can be dated back to the years 1292, 1289/90 or 1298/99, 1301/2 and 1310. A comparison with preserved tombstones from the 13th and 14th century from the Jewish cemetery Frankfurt am Main which is only 14 km away, unfolds a great correlation both with respect to the tombstone material as well as the style and phrasal formulation. This increases the probability that these tombstones were taken from the cemetery in Frankfurt and installed at Castle Bommersheim as spoils after the expulsion of the Jews from Frankfurt in 1349.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Germany
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cemetery
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