Friday, September 28, 2012

Ancient synagogue discovered in Turkey

The second synagogue from the Lycian civilization has been discovered in Finike. AA photo
Archaeological teams digging in the ancient city of Limyra in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have announced the discovery of a second synagogue from the Lycian civilization...

Dr. Martin Seyer of the Austrian Archaeology Institute: “We first found a bath and a menorah. After some [further] investigation, we found out that it was a synagogue,” he said.

The synagogue in Limyra, which is located in Turun├žova in Antalya’s Finike district, is the second to be found in the historical Lycian region after one discovered in 2009 in the ancient city of Myra in Antalya’s Demre district. Limyra was the former capital of the Lycian Federation...

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