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Pictorial tours and information about ancient places and expressions of Covenant Religion

 

 

Ancient
synagogues

In the Mediterranean diaspora, early synagogues have been discovered at Delos (cycladic Island) and in Ostia (the ancient harbor of Rome), both second or first century BCE.

In Israel the synagogues at Gamla, Masada, Herodion, Kafarnaum and in Qumran are certain to be of the earliest period.

Other structures that may have been early synagogues are found at Kiryat Sefer, Jericho, Magdala, Chorazin, and Shuafat. ...

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Mount
Athos

Mount Athos (Agion Oros, To Perivoli tis Panagias) is considered the oldest monastic republic still in existence.

It was officially established in 963 by Athanasios the Athonite, who built the Monastery of the Great Lavra.

Subsequently twenty monasteries and twelve smaller communities known as sketae were built. ...

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Agia
Sofia

Agia Sophia was first named "Megale Ekklesia" (The Great Church) as it was, in fact, the largest church building in the world at that time.

According to the historian Socrates, the church was named Sophia during the reign of Emperor Constantius. ...

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Meteora

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