Synagogue and Granary

Synagogue and Granary

View looking south at the recently (2009) discovered "synagogue" at Andriace.  On the left (east) side of the image, behind the people, Hadrian's granary is visible.

The excavator has discovered several plaques that have (portions of) menoroth (menorah, seven branch candle stick) carved on them—clearly Jewish symbols.  The synagogue is said to date to the fourth or fifth century AD.

The "apse" of the synagogue appears to be facing south—approximately towards Jerusalem—which is southeast of Andriace.  The proximity of this structure to the granary is also interesting.

For a brief announcement regarding the discovery Click Here.

For a brief description of Andriace and a map Click Here.