Germany | Cologne's medieval Jewish community eyed for possible WH listing
The "Kahal Kolonia" dates back to the 11th century as the oldest Jewish community situated north of the Alps. Today it is located right in the center of Cologne; in the Middle Ages, this was one of the most important large cities in the world — a bustling commercial metropolis.
Archeologists are piecing together what the neighborhood was like a millennium ago. In addition to digging up structures like the synagogue, there are also smaller artefacts found here that provide an insight into Jewish life in the Middle Ages.