Dura Europos Synagogue

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     The sheet displays portions of the murals found in the Jewish synagogue at Dura Europos (or Dura Europa) in eastern Syria. This synagogue was in use in the 3rd century during the time of the Roman occupation. The murals illustrate the history and worship of the Israelites who used the synagogue. It was a form of Judaism unlike that of Rabbinic Judaism.
        From the left, the first stamp shows Samuel anointing David as the second King of Judah. The middle stamp shows the Torah niche. And the stamp on the right shows a picture of the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem. The background shows other images from the murals.
     The souvenir sheet celebrates the 300th anniversary of the occupation of Jerusalem by the Israelites.

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