Caparra Archaeological Site

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Many of the early Spanish explorers were Crypto-Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition. I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that the word “Caparra” in Hebrew means “atonement” or “expiation”. Perhaps they saw this new place as the way to rid themselves of the Inquisition’s persecution.

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That is a useful piece of information to build on this article, thanks :slight_smile:

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