Bible and archaeology news
This is the second synagogue discovered in Lycia; the first was discovered in Myra (modern Demre), an ancient city often remembered as the home of St. Nicholas.** Excavation director Martin Seyer believes that the discovery was part of a larger synagogue field, and it reflects a wide and rich Jewish population in Lycia.
*For more on Lycian democracy, read the Bible History Daily news update “Restoration Completed on the World’s Oldest Major Parliament”
** For more on Myra, read Skurdenis, Julie. “Destinations: Myra, Turkey.” Archaeology Odyssey, Summer 1998, 68-71.
Excavations at Myra indicate that the early Christian city was remarkably preserved. Find out the latest excavation results in the Bible History Daily news update “Exposing St. Nicholas’ Christian Capital at Myra.”
Want to discover Lycia for yourself? Read about the Lycian Way, a popular hiking trail weaving through natural wonders and millennia of archaeological sites.
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