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Beehive-like crypts, Jerusalem’s answer to shortage of burial space

JERUSALEM --- A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city s chronic shortage of burial space for the dead. Tunnels stretching more than a kilometer (half mile) in length beneath Jerusalem s main cemetery have been carefully excavated over the past two years to make room for some 22,000 graves --- enough space to meet the city s needs for the next decade. A 50-meter (55-yard) elevator shaft would connect the world above with

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