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Journal Article
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Allsworth-Jones, Philip; Gray, D.; Walters, S.
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Department of History
Article Title
The Neveh shalom synagogue site in Spanish Town, Jamaica
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Archaeology Jamaica
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Date of Publication
1999
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12
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3-6
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Abstract
Provides background information on the ancient Jewish synagogue. In 1997 a proposal was made that the site of the synagogue should be excavated and the cemetery rehabilitated in order to make it, once again, a centre of Jewish cultural life. A preliminary survey was carried out in 1997 and the first archaeological excavation was carried out in 1998. Presents the main results from the initial excavation and subsequent study of the unearthed material. The main objectives of the dig were to: (1) expose the unknown foundations of the synagogue in order to determine its boundaries and state of preservation; and (2) provide students studying archaelogy at the University of the West Indies with valuable field training.....
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