JERUSALEM (AP) — A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city’s chronic shortage of burial space for the dead.

Tunnels stretching more than a kilometer (half-mile) in length beneath Jerusalem’s main cemetery have been carefully excavated over the past two years to make room for some 22,000 graves — enough space to meet the city’s needs for the next decade.

A 50-meter (55-yard) elevator shaft will connect the world above with the world below.

“We came up with this idea to provide a solution under the cemetery with burial structures, but also

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