Kos Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Greece
Region
South Aegean
District
Kos
Settlement
Kos
Site address
Kos Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
36.88704, 27.27529
Perimeter length
235 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The back of the masonry fence is partially destroyed. The remaining gravestones are laid out flat, and are partially covered with earth.
Number of existing gravestones
30. The remaining tombstones lie, part is covered with earth.
Date of oldest tombstone
1741 (oldest gravestone found by ESJF expedition). Supposedly, there is also a gravestone from the 1690s, but the reading of the date is questionable.
Date of newest tombstone
1897. One gravestone found in the new cemetery, dating from 5574/1814, is probably taken from the Old Jewish cemetery.
Urgency of erecting a fence
Medium
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
In the north part of the cemetery there is a ruined building with graves inside.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

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