Ancient synagogue, mossaic found in lower Galilee

By YONAH BOB
July 2, 2012 14:17

 
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The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday that a North Carolina University sponsored archaelogical dig has found a mossaic floor describing the story of the biblical Samson and a Hebrew inscription from an approximately 1,600 year-old synagogue in the lower Galilee.

The synagogue structure and the related findings, dating back to Talmudic times between the 4th-6th century CE, were found near modern day Kibbutz Hokuk, and are likely the remains of an ancient synagogue mentioned in various medieval and Talmudic sources as being in ancient Hokuk.

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