Ancient synagogue discovered in Turkey

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Admin

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An ancient synagogue estimated to be at least 1,500 years old, has been unearthed in Turkey.

The ancient temple was found in the town of Demre in the Antalya province, on the southwestern tip of Turkey. The structure is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Andriake harbor. The dimensions of the main room are 7.25 meters by 5.08 meters.

The building has two entrances, one in the west and one in the north. Researchers believe that the presence of Jews at this site, which was once a major port city called Myra, means that Jews were established traders at the time.

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