Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Second Temple-era synagogue at the construction site of a hotel several miles north of Tiberius. At the center of the synagogue is a stone inscribed with a seven-branch menorah. Stone benches were built along the synagogue walls, the floor is mosaic and its walls are graced with fresco. This is the first time that a description of the menorah was discovered from the days when the Temple still stood. According to the Israeli antiques authority, the synagogue is one of only six other synagogues in the world known to exist from that era.