Magdala

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In 2009, a remarkable discovery of a synagogue was made while building a Roman Catholic guesthouse in Migdal on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. The remains of the synagogue were dated it to the first century C.E., making it the oldest found in the Galilee and one of seven or so synagogues discovered in use before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. A unique, engraved stone cube, believed to be a representation of the Temple, was uncovered. It is possible that Jesus actually taught here. Magdala is believed to be the home of Mary Magdalena.

Magdala

Magdala

Migdal, Israel

-206m / -676ft below sea level (altitude)

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