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The synagogue complex forms a closed rectangular unit comprising a prayer hall built between two inner courtyards set in a general north-south axis and surrounded by a wall.

Exterior

The complex borders two different alleys on its north-east and south-west sides, while its south-east wall is adjacent to dwelling houses (fig. 2). It is reached through four entrances; two are the contemporary doors leading to the southern patio (figs. 1, 3), while other two former gates, now blocked, were leading to the northern courtyard and are fixed on the western (northern corner) and northern (eastern corner) walls.

Three rectangular windows are fixed between the entrances.

Interior

The synagogue compound includes a rectangular narrow prayer hall with a rectangular patio on either side.

Southern courtyard

The southern courtyard is the current main entrance through which one enters the prayer hall (see: main photo). It is a rectangular peristyle of rounded arches. The courtyard is partly shaded by a thatch used for Sukkoth (Festival of Tabernacles). A water pit is under the thatch, and benches are built along the walls.

The north-eastern arcade leads to the prayer hall through a central door. Two windows flank the door from either side. 

A rectangular extension on the western corner encloses built-in alms cells.

Two movable reader's desks are placed in the yard used for daily prayer, usually on hot summer days.

Northern courtyard

The northern courtyard is a rectangular space surrounded by walls. Nowadays it is reached through a door on the north-east wall of the prayer hall. Windows flank the door, two on its right and one on its left. 

Name/Title
Trabelsia Synagogue in Djerba | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Exterior
Settings
Unknown
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown| Southern Tunisia and Libya (Tripolitania)
Period Detail
Husseinite Dynasty under Ottoman Rule (1775-1881)
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Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
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Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
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Urban significance
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Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Ariella Amar |
Researcher
Ariella Amar | 12.02
Architectural Drawings
Boris Lekar | 07.97
Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
| 12.02
Language Editor
Dvora Sax | 10.11
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.