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Ancient Mikvah and Jewish Synagogue

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The Mikvah’s discovery is of major archaeological importance. Finds are ongoing and being catalogued upstairs in the museum. Visitors should expect to see a work in progress, and are advised to see the adjacent synagogue and museum as part of the visit. Of Dutch origin, Barbados’ first Jewish settlers had fled Brazil, bringing the windmill technology that made the island’s sugar industry hugely profitable. These and other surprises are revealed in the small but world-class museum, where you can interact—even smell—many exhibits.