The 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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The oasis of Ein-Gedi is in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea . It is about 1.5 hours drive from Jerusalem.
Points of Interest in the Area
|Ein-Gedi Botanical Gardens|
|Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve|
|Day Tour to the Dead Sea|