Jerusalem’s solution to a shortage of burial space | ITV News

The city of Jerusalem has an unusual problem: there are not enough places to bury its dead.

The soil there is sacred for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, but thousands more plots are needed every year as space in the city is limited.

The latest solution is to dig downwards; a new network of tunnels that will hold space for 20,000 of the Jewish faith on the edge of the city.

For ITV’s On Assignment, John Irvine ventured inside to take a look at the subterranean cemetery, that engineers hope could be replicated around the world.

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