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The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq, Israel

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Rockefeller Hall, 132
Central Campus

Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.  The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue.  In this slide-illustrated lecture, "More than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee," Professor Magness describes these exciting finds, including the discoveries made in last summer's season. For more information visit

Sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program , Department of The History of Art & Visual Studies, Department of Classics, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell Institute  of Archaeology & Material Studies (CIAMS), and Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lectureship Program.

Photo by Jim Haberman - Jodi Magness, " Huqoq Inscription and face from the Ancient synagogue" CC BY-SA 3.0

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Near Eastern Studies, Classics, History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS)



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Ayla Cline


Jodi Magness

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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