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Near Migdal, Northern District, Israel
 

Domestic Housing Area

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
1. Domestic Housing Area Marker
Inscription.  The architecture of this area allows us to distinguish two streets that separate three structures following the same symmetric layout as the rooms located west. They are constructed from local materials: the walls are made of roughly hewn basalt stones and some limestone. The floors are very simple, made of compact ground soil and lime. This area was used for residential purposes and storage of products related to the fish industry. Chemical analysis conducted near the benches revealed protein residues associated to both the preparation and consumption of food, mainly carbohydrates that may indicate the consumption of bread and/or wine.
The materials recovered during excavation were, among others: coins, fishing weights, glass objects, and fragments of limestone and ceramic vessels. Southeast of the main street there are collapsed stones that could have belonged to the roof of the structure.
 
Location. 32° 49.581′ N, 35° 30.825′ E. Marker is near Migdal, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 90 just east of Northern District
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Domestic Housing Area Marker
Close-up view of the photos displayed on the marker.
Route 807, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Magdala archaeological excavation site. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of Miqwa'ot (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); Magdala's Hall of Fame (within shouting distance of this marker); Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Discoveries at Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Magdala (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Migdal.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Magdala archaeological excavation site, in the ruins of the ancient Jewish village. It is my impression that these ancient Jewish ruins are very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Judaism, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in the ruins of this village are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Magdala is also part of the Biblical record, being a site that was visited by Jesus, as mentioned in Matthew 15:39.
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologySettlements & Settlers
 
Domestic Housing Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
3. Domestic Housing Area Marker
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
4. Domestic Housing Area Marker
View of the featured marker, seen on the left, with village ruins in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, May 19, 2019
5. Domestic Housing Area Marker
View of the backside of the marker, with the Magdala synagogue in the left background, and the spiritual center in the center background.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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