Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vandals damage mosaic floor at ancient synagogue 

Vandals damaged an ancient mosaic floor and spray painted walls at the fourth century CE synagogue located at the Hamat Tiberias heritage
site in the Galilee overnight Monday.

Police were investigating the incident and seeking suspects. The vandals wrote messages apparently directed against the director-general of the Israel Antiquities
Authority, Shuka Dorfman and in protest of archaeological digging at the graves of ancient rabbis.

The Hamat Tiberias synagogue is administered to by the National Parks Authority. It is believed to have been built in the Sanhedrin period, in the fourth century CE.


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