One of the World’s Oldest Synagogues Uncovered Near the Sea of Galilee in Israel
"This is the first time a menorah decoration was discovered from the Second Temple Period."
- Dina Avshalom-Gorni, excavation director
A 2,000-year-old synagogue from the Second Temple period was discovered this month during archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Migdal near the Sea of Galilee.
A square stone featuring sides adorned with reliefs and engraved with a seven-branched menorah was discovered in the hall atop a pedestal with a triangular base.