Tag: magdala excavations

Learn about the excavations at Magdala, hometown of the New Testament’s Mary Magdalene on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Among the exciting discoveries are a first-century C.E. synagogue, marketplace, fishing pools, mikva’ot (Jewish ritual baths) and an intriguing stone block that depicts symbols of the Jerusalem Temple.

Discoveries in Mary Magdalene’s Hometown

05/03 | Following the discovery of a synagogue at Magdala on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, four ritual purification baths dating to Jesus’ time have been uncovered. These attest to   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

The Magdala Stone: The Jerusalem Temple Embodied

10/27 | For a people living in the diaspora, unable to visit the Jerusalem Temple frequently, what kept the memory and centrality of the Temple fresh in their minds? An intriguing stone   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

The Fishy Secret to Ancient Magdala’s Economic Growth

08/09 | Historical sources say that the export of salted fish at Magdala was so successful that it soon became a self-sustaining town. What does the archaeology reveal?   Read more…

Posted in Archaeology Today, Biblical Archaeology Places, Biblical Archaeology Sites.

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