Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Remains of 1st Century Galilee synagogue found

Remains of Jesus-era synagogue found in Israel

September 11, 2009
The remains of a 2,000-year-old synagogue where Jesus may have preached were found on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, archaeologists said on Friday.
The synagogue, one of the oldest ever found, was unearthed at Migdal, which Christians believe to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, a leading follower of Jesus.
"It is possible that Jesus had preached in this synagogue since Migdal was an important Jewish city at the time," excavations director Dina Abshalom-Gorni, who led the dig, told AFP.
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