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Budapest (MTI) – A Jewish ritual bath or mikveh built in the 13th century and excavated eight years ago will open to visitors in the Buda Castle district from August.

The small mikveh in the western tunnels can be visited during guided underground tours every Monday, the asset manager Vargondnoksag public benefit company said on Tuesday. The shallow bath which was carved in stone during the middle ages is supplied by underground water and has remained intact in one of the oldest parts of the castle district.

The excavation of the mikveh was significant because it proved true a previously disputed theory according to which a synagogue, also mentioned in the 14th century Chronicon Pictum, a medieval illustrated chronicle from the Kingdom of Hungary, had operated here, the statement said.

Photo: Daily News Hungary


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