'We revived an ancient tradition': Israel's new subterranean city of the dead

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Catacombs are Israel’s most high-profile attempt yet to solve an unusual problem: the shortage of places to bury its dead

Beneath Jerusalem’s main cemetery at Givat Shaul, one of several huge new tunnels disappears into the hillside.

Inside the hill, the tunnels branch into a grid of three “avenues” and seven “streets”. Looking up from the centre of the grid, an imposing shaft rises dozens of metres to the cemetery garden above.

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