By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2010
The remains of a 13th century synagogue have been uncovered in the most unlikely of places - underneath a Northampton halal kebab shop.
Archaeologists discovered what they believe to be a staircase and walls 12ft below the cellar of the Kebabish takeaway, and a neighbouring pub.
The find came after painstaking radar surveys and non-intrusive investigations carried out using 3D imagery technology.
Marcus Roberts, director of JTrails, the National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail, located the site after spending more than 20 years researching Northampton's Jewish history.