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Near Migdal, Northern District, Israel
 

Discoveries at Magdala

Magdala is a place of many treasures

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
1. Discoveries at Magdala Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

The Magdala stone: A three-dimensional model of the Temple on which the holy scrolls were placed, was found inside the synagogue.

Four miqva'ot: Purification baths fed by underground water sources are unique compared to other ritual baths in Israel.

A synagogue: As of 2016, Magdala has the only extant 1st century AD synagogue excavated in the Galilee area.

Marketplace: A complex of more than 20 shops shows evidence of the fish industry.

A fishermen's Village House: bread ovens, grain grinding stones, cooking pottery, fisherman's weights, hooks and net.

Port: Used in the Great Revolt of 67.

As of 2016 over 3000 coins have been discovered on site, in addition to stone and bone dice, chalk stone vessels, a bronze incense shovel, a ceramic jar, a bronze jar, a Roman sword.
 
Location. 32° 49.59′ N, 35° 30.86′ E. Marker is near Migdal, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 90 just east of Northern District Route 807, on the right when traveling
Discoveries at Magdala Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Discoveries at Magdala Marker
View of the marker looking west along a park walking path.
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. Magdala's Hall of Fame (within shouting distance of this marker); Domestic Housing Area (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); Market (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Magdala (about 120 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.

The illustrations that were drawn on this marker were done by Danielle Storey of www.dstoreystudio.com
 
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Discoveries at Magdala Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
3. Discoveries at Magdala Marker
Distant view of the marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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