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View looking south at the main hall of the third/fourth century synagogue at Kh. Umm el–Amud.  Note the variety of column bases and capitals that have been placed on the stone stylobate.  According to the excavators a few remnants of a mosaic floor were found, but we were not able to see any of them when visiting the site.

The synagogue was 75 ft. [23 m.] long and 46 ft. [14 m.] wide—facing towards Jerusalem (the direction of this image).  The standing column is in the northwest corner of the synagogue.  Note all the architectural fragments in the vicinity.

The photo was take 1 June.

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