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Migdal Northern District Historical Markers

 
Discoveries at Magdala Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
Discoveries at Magdala Marker
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — Discoveries at Magdala Magdala is a place of many treasures
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 . . . — Map (db m140979) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — Domestic Housing Area
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 . . . — Map (db m140515) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — History of Magdala c. 200 BC / c. 20-60 AD / 67 AD / c. 100 AD / c. 200 AD
English Text: c. 200 BC Magdala is established, likely through Hasmonean influence (Jewish families), during the Hellenistic period. c. 20-60 AD Magdala develops from a small village into a prosperous city known for fish . . . — Map (db m140983) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — History of Magdala c. 1500 AD / 1885-1910 AD / 1948 AD / 2006-2009 AD
English Text: c. 1500 AD Between the earthquake of 363 and the crusader period, the southern part of Magdala witnesses a progressive decrease and multiple variations. It eventually becomes a small Arab village during Mamluk and . . . — Map (db m141302) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — House of Miqwa'ot
This ritual space stands out due to its mosaic floor that is made of thousands of colored tesserae. A white background, framed by a black meander pattern surrounded by an orange rectangle, emphasizes the image of a rosette in the central panel, . . . — Map (db m140534) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — House of Miqwa'ot
The main axis of this complex is a north-south street that divides two buildings. There are two types of contexts here: housing units in the southern area are constructed simply with blocks of basalt stone and limestone walls. To the east ands west . . . — Map (db m140857) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — House of Miqwa'ot
The building has peculiar architectural elements, and the existence of groundwater was key for locating the miqwa'ot. The analysis of the architectural plan and the building system suggests that this ritual space on the outside had similar . . . — Map (db m140867) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — House of Miqwa'ot
The Jewish communities of Israel in the Second Temple period used unique water installations called miqwa'ot, which enabled them to maintain ritual purity. According to the Halakhah (Jewish law), religious people should immerse into . . . — Map (db m140973) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — Magdala's Hall of Fame Famous feet walked these shores
English Texts: Magdala was the hometown of Mary Magdalene - one of Jesus' most faithful followers. Luke 4:15, Matthew 4:23; 9:35; Mark 1:39 "Jesus went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good . . . — Map (db m140982) HM
Israel, Northern District, Migdal — Market
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. . . . — Map (db m141363) HM

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