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Synagogues of the Golan

There are some 26 Talmudic era synaguges that have been located on the Golan Heights—to the east and northeast of the Sea of Galilee.


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Umm el-Qanatir

The village—ancient name not known—was constructed in the fourth or fifth century AD and was destroyed by the devastating earthquake of AD 749.

It boasts one of the best-preserved ancient synagogues in the land—90% of the remains (collapsed) were still in-situ after the earthquake of AD 749.  It is in the process of being reconstructed by Yehoshua Dray and his colleagues.

In addition, remnants of a flax processing installation have been discovered by the spring in the village.

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