Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

THE MAGDALA SYNAGOGUE consists of a room measuring 36 by 36 feet and a hallway enclosing it. Mosaics were supposed to adorn the hallway pavement, but were left largely unfinished—possibly due to the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.) that brought destruction to the city by the Roman army. Decorative themes visible in the eastern part of the hallway include a rosette with meander patterns on either side.