The synagogue was found recently in the town of Side, not far from the tourist hotspot of Antalya, in southern Turkey.In 2009 there was a report of the discovery of another synagogue, dating to the third century CE, in the same region. According to Acts 13:13-15, there was a Jewish community with a synagogue in Pisidian Antioch, near Pamphylia (in Antalya Province) in the first century CE.
Among the remains was a plaque with a menorah motif and an inscription in Hebrew and Greek stating that it was donated by a father in honor of a son who passed away at a young age. The plaque ends with the Hebrew word “Shalom.”
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