Found Ancient Synagogue Predating Second Temple Ruin – Hutton Pulitzer #GoXplrr

Ancient frescoes also found in two discoveries that undermine claims of devastation following Jews’ Great Revolt against Romans.

Two archaeological discoveries made in the Galilee over the summer tell a story that differs from the standard description of the devastation in the country following the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans.

Excavations by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at Zippori have revealed frescoes with human and animal images from about 1,800 years ago – a rare find for that time in the land of Israel.

And in Nahal Tabor in the Eastern Galilee an archaeological expedition from Kinneret College has uncovered a Second Temple-era synagogue predating the destruction of the Temple – the first to be discovered in a rural rather than an urban setting.

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Source: Archaeologists in Israel Find Ancient Synagogue Predating Second Temple Ruin – Archaeology – Haaretz – Israel News Haaretz.com

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