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"The Oldest Synagogue in the World" Top 5 Page for this destination Masada Things to Do Tip by 807Wheaton

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  The Synagogue
by 807Wheaton

This is a hall surrounded by stone benches and structurally connected with the casemate wall. Everything below the black line is original, above the line is a reconstruction. Beneath its floor, in the northwestern corner, fragments of Deuteronomy and Ezekiel have been found.

Because this was a resort - palace built for Herod there are many luxurious amenities that are quite astounding. There is a large pool built by Herod and intended as a swimming pool, the water cistern hewn during Herod's time, an upper terrace, a bathhouse on the roof and other living levels of the Palace.

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  • Written Jun 13, 2005
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