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Synagogue 1
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View looking northwest at the southern façade of the well-preserved synagogue at Baram.  Note the light color of the building.  The darker grey upper portion was exposed to the elements over the years while the lighter lower portion was buried—until excavated.

There were eight columns that supported the roof of the porch—the one on the right (east) side is still standing!  The three main doors faced south—towards Jerusalem.  Stylistically, this synagogue is very similar to the more well–known one at Capernaum.

The dating of these synagogues is much debated with dates ranging from the third century A.D. (unlikely) to the six century (more probable).