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Interior of the synagogue at Sardis, in modern Turkey, 4th-6th centuries CE.

Interior of Sardis Synagogue

The synagogue of Sardis is notable for its size and location. In size it is one of the largest ancient synagogues excavated. In location it is found in the center of the urban center, instead of on the periphery as synagogues typically were. This attests to the strength and wealth of the Jewish community in the city. This synagogue came into use in the 3rd century AD.

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