Trakai

Old Karaite Cemetery

  Žalioji     12 Feb 2019
Founded soon after the Karaite arrived in Trakai in the late 14th century, follow the history of the town's Karaite community from the earliest crumbling headstones with Hebrew inscriptions in the northern section down to the remaining part of the low stone wall that once surrounded it complete with Western-style graves with Latin letters and ovular placeholders for the—long removed—portraits of the deceased inhabitants. To get there walk north out of town over the small metal bridge named in honour of the Karaite and take the first left. The cemetery starts immediately after the last house on the left of the track.

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