By Sami Kohen, Istanbul, September 18, 2009
Archaeologists have uncovered two of the world’s oldest synagogues.
In Israel, a synagogue from the Second Temple period was discovered at a site slated for the construction of a hotel on the shore of the Kinneret.
It is only the seventh synagogue in the world that is known to date back that far.
The main hall of synagogue is around 120 sq m in area and its stone benches, which served as seats for the worshippers, were built up against the walls of the hall.