Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee
Monday, October 2, 2017
State Historical Society Auditorium
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 that is paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson, and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue.