Judaica Collection, Sterling Memorial Library



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Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period
by Erwin R. Goodenough
New York, 1953-68
Illustration of a section of the wall paintings from the ancient synagogue in Dura-Europos

A unique and important element in Yale's collections, are the Dura-Europos (Syria) wall paintings and artifacts. Between 1928 and 1937 Yale participated in the excavation of the ancient Byzantine city. As a result of its work there, Yale has a complete copy of the reconstructed Dura-Europos fresco from the ancient synagogue that was uncovered there during the expedition. Several are currently on display in the History of Art Department.

Illustration: Scenes from the Book of Esther.




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Yale University Library
Nanette Stahl, Judaica Curator
and Judy A. Schiff, Chief Research Archivist,
Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library
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Yale University Library
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