Gabi Laron

Table for twenty. Workers at an early first-century B.C. complex at Jericho recline along the U-shaped bench in a triclinium—a Greek-Roman era dining room. The bench, outlined in color, faces a columned hall. Ehud Netzer, the excavator of the complex, believes the hall was a synagogue; if he is right, this would be the oldest synagogue ever excavated in the Holy Land.