Jerusalem: The University Press, 1932. Original. Softcover. Good and clean internally, but front cover is detached (present), both covers are soiled, and some larger pages have edge wear. (Not all pages are the same size.) Lower outer corner bumped with a small bit out of frontis.. Cream paper wraps with black lettering. Folio. 57 pp. with color frontis and 27 additional color and bw plates, including 1 folding plate. Occasional bw illus. within text. Text in Hebrew, except for back cover in English. Bet-ha-keneset ha- ati be-Vet-Alfa. "Beth Alpha or Bet Alpha or Bet Alfa is a sixth-century synagogue located at the foot of the northern slopes of the Gilboa mountains near Beit She'an, Israel. It is now part of Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park. The Beth Alpha synagogue was uncovered in 1928 by members of the nearby Kibbutz Hefzibah, who stumbled upon the synagogue's extensive mosaic floors during irrigation construction. Excavations began in 1929 under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and were led by Israeli archaeologist, Eleazar Sukenik." - (Wikipedia) This is the account of those excavations. (Inventory #: 156472)
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