Dura Europos

Notes on the site which was extensively investigated by Yale University. Most images from the Yale University Art Gallery archives.





Roman walls viewed from outside the city



Workmen excavating



Clearing a portion of the city wall



The synagogue frescoes just beginning to appear. The woman in the photograph is probably Miss Margaret Crosby, a Yale Graduate student who participated in the 1932/1933 excavation season at Dura.



Graffiti of 3 priestesses from the Temple of Aphlad



Excavation of the Early Christian church



One of the fresco panels in the synagogue



Graffiti of the parapetted city walls.



Artistic image of the excavation



Backing, cutting and moving of the synagogue wall frescoes.



Photograph of the Christian church taken in 1933.



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