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Obj. ID: 4517
Ancient Jewish Art
  Ancient Synagogue Basilica in Stobi, North Macedonia

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The excavations in the ‘70s, below the floor of the basilica, revealed two synagogues built one above the other.

Synagogue II was erected towards the end of the 3rd or the beginning of the 4thcentury CE.  The older Synagogue I is from the 2nd century CE. The walls of Synagogue I had inscriptions: dedicated to the Father Polycharmos.

Synagogue II is a larger building with mosaic floors.

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Two ancient synagogues in Stobi | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
275-325? CE
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
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Community type
Congregation
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Location
North Macedonia | Stobi
| 20 km south of town of Veles
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period Detail
Collection
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Languages of inscription
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Type of grave
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Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
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Depth
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Weight
Axis
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
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
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

CJA;

Zusia Efron, "Omanut yehudit beyugoslavia", Pinkas hakehilot: yugoslavia (Jerusalem, 1988), pp. 322-340, p. 322 with ill.;

Pinkas hakehilot: yugoslavia (Jerusalem, 1988), p. 257

http://www.stobi.mk/Templates/Pages/Excavations.aspx?page=176

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