The archaeological excavations of the Vilna Great Synagogue started on August 9!
The team of archaeologists with the lead of dr. Jon Seligman and Justinas Račas continue the works of previous excavation seasons and this August plan to fully expose the remainder of the Bimah, the Torah Ark/Aron Kodesh, the floor and the southeastern and northwestern walls of the synagogue. In this way two probably the most important objects of the synagogue will be connected and give us a broader context for further research.
Excavations will last till August 27.
More about the project and 2021 excavation season:
Project is partially funded by the Good Will Foundation.
Photo © Good Will Foundation.