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Ein-Gedi Synagogue

ein-gedi-ancient-synagogueThe ancient synagogue of Ein-Gedi was discovered by chance in the 1970’s when members of kibbutz Ein-Gedi were placing a water pipe in its vicinity.

The Excavations uncovered a well preserved mosaic floor of a 5th-6th centuries synagogue, with mostly geometric designs, but also several important inscriptions. 

The synagogue and its inscriptions incidate a thriving Jewish community in Ein-Gedi in Talmudic times, making a good living from the production of the Balsam.


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Points of Interest in the Area

19-dead-sea-mud Dead Sea
 Ein-Gedi-Botanical-Gardens-2 Ein-Gedi Botanical Gardens
 ein-gedi-nature-reserve Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve