Jerusalem (Mar. 8)
The excavations conducted by the expedition of the Hebrew University at Beth Alpha have been completed.
The excavations resulted in numerous valuable finds, the unearthing of a synagogue traced to the time of the reign of Emperor Justin in the sixth century of the Christian Era. Following the uncovering of the Mosaic floor, new finds were made under the floor of apse.
A receptacle was discovered which apparently served as the synagogue money box. Several dozen copper coins were found in the box.