An investigation of the ancient staircase, believed to date from Roman times, which was uncovered at the foot of Mount Gerizim during the recent Nablus floods, has been made by I. Ben-Zvi and Dr. Meisler, of the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society. They visited Wadi Tufach, where two stone tablets engraved with the Ten Commandments had been found.
The place where these tablets were discovered is now known as Beit-Al-Ma, and it is presumed that there was a Samaritan community and a synagogue at this site during the Roman and Byzantine periods.
Remains of buildings and columns as well as scattered stones, which were found, date back to King Herod’s time. The synagogue is known in Samaritan history. It was built by a leading Samaritan of the time, Ibn Fusha.
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