By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere, Beth Haim on the island of Curacao, is slowly fading in the Caribbean sun.
Researchers say the deterioration of the headstones is caused by a combination of factors, including wind, salt air and humidity, said Michael A. Newton, an architect who works with the Curacao Monuments Foundation, a preservation group.
"Not that we can preserve it, but we are trying to make it easier for people to know what's there and who is buried there," he said.