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Dura-Europos Synagogue

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Dura-Europos Synagogue

Dura-Europos Synagogue is an ancient ruined synagogue located in the ancient city of Dura-Europos on the west bank of the Euphrates River in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, eastern Syria. The history of the construction of the synagogue, according to the Aramaic inscriptions discovered in it, dates back to the 3rd century AD, around the year 244 AD. The synagogue, which is famous for its painted walls displayed in the Damascus Museum, is considered among the oldest synagogues in the world.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Deir ez-Zor Governorate

Category: Jewish Temples

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Jewish

Site Features: Jewish Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Dura Europos

Date of Submission: 1999

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