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The town of Magdala and this first century synagogue were buried in a mudslide from Mt. Arbel sometime during The Great Revolt (66-73 AD).
Two camels at the Magdala site.
Magdala is an active site, and was discovered in 2009 when a building project unearthed it.
The entrance to this marketplace is still barricaded against the Romans with stones. The mudslide preserved them.
It is most likely that Jesus taught in this synagogue. In the right foreground is a scroll stone. The trenches on either side would have held the dowels of the scroll open for the reader. In the center of the background is a replica of the Magdala Stone inside the synagogue.
This picture is from the back of the synagogue facing the entrance. On the floor behind the replica Magdala Stone is beautifully preserved 1st century tile work.
Some of the walls around the synagogue still retain their original paint.
The front of a Magdala Stone replica on site at Magdala.
The side of a Magdala Stone replica on site at Magdala.
The top of a Magdala Stone replica on site at Magdala.