Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph an underground cemetery being built by the Israeli Burial Society in Jerusalem due to a decrease in available land for traditional Jewish burials. Read the story online

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Jade-Snow Joachim


Photo caption: Multi-level graves including above ground burial plots are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Multi-level graves including aboveground burial plots are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Reserved burial plots with the names of the people which they are reserved for, are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

A worker is seen in front of partially constructed notched burial plots at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Workers are seen at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

A worker welds as he performs maintenance work on a drill head of a tunneling machine at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

A worker welds as he performs maintenance work on a drill head of a tunneling machine at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Workers are seen at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Partially constructed notched burial plots are seen at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph an underground cemetery being built by the Israeli Burial Society in Jerusalem due to a decrease in available land for traditional Jewish burials. Read the story online

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Jade-Snow Joachim


Photo caption: Multi-level graves including above ground burial plots are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Multi-level graves including aboveground burial plots are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Reserved burial plots with the names of the people which they are reserved for, are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

A worker is seen in front of partially constructed notched burial plots at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Workers are seen at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

A worker welds as he performs maintenance work on a drill head of a tunneling machine at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

A worker welds as he performs maintenance work on a drill head of a tunneling machine at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Workers are seen at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem's Underground City of the Dead

Partially constructed notched burial plots are seen at the construction site of an underground tunnel designated for traditional Jewish burial at the Givat Shaul cemetery, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 14, 2015.

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