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Thursday, April 7, 2011
A lintel dated from the late 13th early 14th century, is revealed in the Call de Girona, the old Jewish quarter
This new archaeological discovery consists in the door and the inside of a medieval house, which belonged to Jewish doctor Astruc Abraham des Portal.
The mayor of Girona, Anna Pagans, accompanied by the director of the Museum of Jewish History in Girona, Sílvia Planas, the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Isabel Salamaņa, and the municipal architect, Rosa Maria Canovas, presented this afternoon the new archaeological discovery in the Call of Girona. This is the door and the interior of a medieval house, which belonged to Jewish doctor Astruc Abraham des Portal, son of a famous saga of Jewish doctors in the city. The house adjoined the synagogue courtyard, with a public street and with the Jewish butcher. It is therefore an important element that was part of Girona's Jewish quarter core of the fifteenth century.