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Near Migdal, Northern District, Israel
 

Market

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
1. Market Marker
Inscription.  The architectural features of this area denote a public building identified with commercial activities. A North - South street leads to the synagogue and provides the only access to spaces with an additional eastern access to another structures. This suggests the possibility that this was a shop with access to a storeroom. Inside the rooms a large number of amphorae, glass vessels and animal bones were found. In the northern rooms of the building, three ovens were found where it is likely that bread was baked. The occupation of this space primarily corresponds to the first century CE, though there is also some evidence of reoccupation in the second century CE.
 
Location. 32° 49.601′ N, 35° 30.816′ 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 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Magdala's Hall of Fame (within shouting
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Market Marker
Distant view of the marker, seen in the center of the picture, just off the walking trail and beyond the trail handrails. View of the surrounding ruins in the background.
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); Domestic Housing Area (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
3. Market Marker
View of the ruins that are just off to the right of the marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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