The terrace

The terrace

Situated along the western side of the principal road, the synagogue was oriented towards the south, in the direction of Jerusalem, as called for in the Jewish liturgy. Two staircases on either side of the platform led to the terrace overlooking the front.
Three entrances led into the prayer room, followed by two others leading into the eastern portico. A series of pilasters spaced 10 Roman feet apart (a bit less than three meters) served to decorate, and add a rhythmic pattern to, the walls of the building.

The terrace