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Two Early Synagogues Uncovered

Two synagogues from the Talmudic period have been uncovered in the southern Hebron Hills region.

One of the ancient synagogues was found at Tel Maon, between Carmel and Susiya, and the other at the Anim ruins, located in the Yatir Forest.

The recently completed excavations were a joint project of the Kfar Etzion Field School in Maon; the West Bank civil administrations archeology staff officer; the Education Ministry’s Antiquities and Museums Department; and the Jewish National Fund.