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Caesarea Synagogue

caesarea synagogueAlthough Caesarea has a long and rich Jewish history, to date only one synagogue was found at the site, some  500 m north of the port.

Excavated in 1962-5 by Avi-Yona and Negev, five layers of use were detected, the earliest possibly relating to the conflict between the Jews and the Pagans of Caesarea in 66CE, an event that led to the Big Jewish Rebellion (66CE-70CE).


Points of Interest in the Area

caesarea birds mosaic The “Birds Mosaic”
 caesarea aquaduct s Caesarea aqueduct
 caesarea rabbi abbahu false tomb mark Rabbi Abbahu Tomb mark in Caesarea