Sardis Synagogue Atrium Fountain



The ancient synagogue, which is the largest outside of Israel, is part of a large bathing complex. Originally a Roman basilica style building, the structure was redesigned at the end of the 2nd century A.D. as a synagogue, where 1,000 worshipers could congregate at one time.
Here we see a fountain which stands in the centre of the colonnaded courtyard that leads into the synagogue from the east.