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sardis synagogue

sardis synagogue
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Copyright: Burak Oktenli (burak28) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 91 N: 1268] (16810)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-20
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-S730
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Historical Buildings [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-02 0:26
Viewed: 1697
Points: 56
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Sardis synagogue

Since 1958, both Harvard and Cornell Universities have sponsored annual archeological expeditions to Sardis. These excavations unearthed perhaps the most impressive synagogue in the western diaspora yet discovered from antiquity, yielding over eighty Greek and seven Hebrew inscriptions as well as numerous mosaic floors. The discovery of the Sardis synagogue has reversed previous assumptions about Judaism in the later Roman empire. Along with the discovery of the godfearers/theosebeis inscription from the Aphrodisias, it provides indisputable evidence for the continued vitality of Jewish communities in Asia Minor, their integration into general Roman imperial civic life, and their size and importance at a time when many scholars previously assumed that Christianity had eclipsed Judaism.
The synagogue was a section of a large bath-gymnasium complex, that was in use for about 450 – 500 years. In the beginning, middle of the second century AD, the rooms the synagogue is situated in were used as changing rooms or resting rooms. The complex was destroyed in 616 AD by the Sassanian-Persians.

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Hello Burak! Very interesting ruins of synagogue. Original columns. Nice light and bright, very nice colours. Good info. Well done!

Selam Burak,
Evet böyle bir yapıyı Sartta görünce şaşırmıştım. Sinagog olarak alışılmadık bir yerdeydi.
Güzel belgelenmiş detaylar
Tebrikler ve teşekkürler
selahattin E

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-12-02 0:35]

Selam Burak ;)
Pleasent colors and place...TFS
J ;)

Muhteşem bir tarihi yapıt. Simetri biraz arka fonda kaymış. Onu da ayralasan çok daha iyi olcaktı Burak. Ama enfes bir kompozisyon.
Eline sağlık.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-12-02 0:54]

Merhaba my friend...
Beautiful details old architecture...
Nice shot with nice composition...

Bom dia Buraak
Wonderful composition and capture.Beautiful place with lovely colours.Thanks for the note.
Have a nice day!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-12-02 1:19]

ciao burak..bella composizione..ottimo gioco luci ombre..bellisimo soggetto..
ottimo lavoro

Merhaba Burak,
harika abir açı yakalamışsın,
renkler, detaylar, ışık mükemmel,
ellerine sağlık,

Brava Burak
great and well composed shot
very nice note and good pov

Bom dia Burak.

This is a great shot! Love the blue sky and the architecture.
Very good POV, nice shadows.
Congratulations my friend.

best regards

Hi Burak,

this is beautiful image; amazing colours, great light and nice composition.

Best regards, Stasa

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  • melita (6)
  • [2008-12-02 4:19]

Ciao Burak,
great capture of the sinagogue ruins.
Good colour and perspective.
Have a wonderful day

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-12-02 4:30]


Quel bel enchaînement ces colonnes, cette entrée dans le fond, de très belles teints douces et agréable pour un bel ensmeble architectural.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Burak,
And so we both featured columnns today. This is wonderful, the columns really make the scene and show well against the beautiful sky. I can only imagine what this place looks like at its prime. My compliments...Danilo

Burakcığım merhaba,oluşturduğun kompozisyon harika,dinler arası kardeşliği simgeleyen,pencereden görünen cami ile nefis bir sunum.Sinagog ve cami yan yana.Çan,ezan ve hazzan sesleri ülkemizde yıllarca yan yana olmuş.Çok beğendim çok,ellerine sağlık,sevgiler :)

Hi Burak,
Interesting ruins of the synagogue,
excellent catch and great colors,
well taken and done.
Excellent POV. and light..

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-12-02 8:13]

Merhaba Burak'cım
, burayı ben de hatırladım.İyi görüntülemişsin.Ellerine sağlık.Necla.

Merhaba Burak,
Antik çağlara ait muhteşem bir tarihi yapının
aydınlık detayları ile güzel sunumu. Eline sağlık.
Gözlerinden öpüyorum.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-12-02 9:06]

Hello Burak
Wonderful photo with a great POV and excelent colours and sharpness. The light and the details are excelent, and the contrast is superb.
Congrats, mb

Hi Burak
interesting archaeological site.
good shot. perfect clarity and brightness.
good pov and well composed. beautiful colors.
in ws I got rid of the shadow on the left. I hope you approve.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-02 10:34]

merhaba burak...
harika kadraj ve renkler...netlik ve ışık harika..güzel bir tanıtım karesi eline sağlık...selamlar

Merhaba Burak,
Dengeli ve simetrik çok güzel bir komposizyon.
Sütunlar ve arka plan detayları ile harika
bir tanıtım karesi.Ellerine saglık.

Merhaba Burak

çok güzel bir çalışma.
netlik, renk ve kadraj harika olmuş.
Böyle çalışmalarının devamını dilerim.


Boa noite B.O
This is place is always very well composed by you. The light is wonderful. The architecture superb. Thanks for so beautiful gift.
Slepp well
Um abraço

Merhaba Burak,
Harika bir tarihi mekan çalışması.Eline sağlık.


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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-12-03 10:46]

Hi Burak
I love history and roks ...and what man built.
Great Architecture and Capture.
my regards my friend

Hello Burak!
The image is well composed here, maybe a bit too saturated and too harsh shadows...but a nice job on the overall. Excellent note!

Magnificent shot of that interesting place!
Excellent POV, fantastic blue sky and lovely colours of the riuns. Great light.
Nice note.
Have a good WE!

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