Lithuania’s ‘Great Synagogue’ Fell to the Nazis, But Archaeologists Have Uncovered It | Live Science


Parts of a Nazi-destroyed Jewish synagogue in Lithuania are seeing the light of day again after archaeologists unearthed the religious center’s buried bimah, or central prayer platform, in a recent excavation.

The find is the culmination of a three-year project to excavate the former site of what was known as the “Great Synagogue of Vilna,” a title that comes from an old name for the city of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

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