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Prof. Sukenik Finds Oldest Synagogue Ever Excavated; Nazareth Shrine 1,600 Years Old

Professor Eleazar Sukenik, world-renowned archaeologist, has completed excavations of the oldest synagogue ever discovered. The synagogue was found in Yaffish, near Nazareth, and dates back to the fourth century, C.E.

The synagogue’s half-demolished floor still retains a beautiful mosaic bearing the symbols of Israel’s ancient tribes. Prof. Sukenik said that the newly-found synagogue is one of his most “remarkable excavations” and is “bigger and more beautiful than any hitherto discovered.”