Turkey / Western Anatolia


Agora of Miletus. Photo by Michele – Wikipedia

Inscriptions found in the theatre at Miletus give some indication of a Jewish presence.

Dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, these engravings read “the place of the monotheistic Jews” or “the place of the blue Jews”. Blue and green were the colours of the chariot racing teams. Belonging to these teams was a great privilege and proved that the community was well integrated into the city.