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Sarandė in Municipality of Sarandé, Vlorė (county), Albania
 

Sinagogue

Basilica Archeological Remains V-VI Century

 
 
Sinagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
1. Sinagogue Marker
Inscription. The texts on this marker are written in Albanian (shqip) (center) and English (right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Albanian (shqip), text, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it.

English:

Sinagogue - Basilica Archeological Remains
This is a construction of the IV-V century B.C. The monument is an early Christian basilica, with three naves. It is thought to have been transformed in a synagogue at the end of the 5th century and the beginning of the 6th century. Besides religious activities, it has been used also as a social center and a school for biblical studies. The floors are paved with a multicolored mosaic decorated with floral and zoomorphic motives.
The symbol of the candelabra with 7 heads in the mosaic of Menorane room, located in the west side of the synagogue shows the existence of a Jewish community in Onhezmus 0679,at this period.
This basilica complex was destroyed from the Slavs at the end of the 6th century. Later, over the ruins of the synagogue was built a church.
 
Erected by Ministria e Kulturės, DRKK Vlorė.
 
Location. 39° 52.477′ N, 20° 0.409′ E. Marker is in Sarandė, Vlorė (county), in Municipality of
Sinagogue Marker and ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
2. Sinagogue Marker and ruins
Sarandé. Marker is at the intersection of Rruga Vangjel Pandi and Rruga Abedin Dino, on the left when traveling south on Rruga Vangjel Pandi. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sarandė, Vlorė (county) 9701, Albania.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicolae Iorga (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kalaja e Onhezmit (about 240 meters away); Martyrs (approx. 7 kilometers away); The Lion Gate (approx. 14.2 kilometers away); The Great Basilica (approx. 14.3 kilometers away); The Roman Forum (approx. 14.4 kilometers away); The channel-side city wall (approx. 14.4 kilometers away); The Theatre (approx. 14.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarandė.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Plan of the archaeological site image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
3. Plan of the archaeological site
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Sinagogue archaeological site image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
4. Sinagogue archaeological site
Depictions of site mosaics image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2018
5. Depictions of site mosaics
 
 
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