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More than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Dr. Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Since 2011, Dr. Magness has directed excavations at Huqoq (www.huqoq.org), an ancient Jewish village located approximately three miles west of Capernaum and Migdal (Magdala) in Israel’s Galilee. The excavations have been bringing to light a monumental, Late Roman (early fifth century C.E.) synagogue paved with stunning mosaics depicting a variety of biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue. This lecture will focus on the excavations at Huqoq. The excavations are cosponsored by the University of Toronto with donations from CIMS (Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies).

Co-sponsored by the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, Carleton University.


Friday, February 21, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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