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New mosaics found in Galilee synagogue

Researchers working in the east aisle of a 5th-century synagogue in Galilee have uncovered new portions of floor mosaics. New digging reveals that the inscription is in the center of a large square panel with human figures, animals and mythological creatures arranged symmetrically around it, Magness said. These include winged putti

1,600-year-old mosaic found in Israel

A 1,600-year-old mosaic has been discovered in a synagogue in Huqoq, Israel. “This discovery is significant,” Jodi Magness, an archaeologist from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said today. “Only a small number of ancient Late Roman synagogue buildings are decorated with mosaics showing biblical scenes, and only two

Egypt to restore historical synagogues

Egypt will shoulder the costs of restoring 11 of the countries historic synagogues. Hosny committed his ministry to restoring all 11 synagogues across Egypt, three of which have already been renovated. The best-known synagogue that of Ben Ezra, is located in Cairo's Christian quarter near a number of old