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Magdala, Migdal
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Take a tour of Magdala, an archaeological site where excavations in 2009 unearthed the remains of an ancient fishing village, believed to be the hometown of Mary Magdalene. On a guided visit to the still-active dig, you can view a first-century synagogue and the “Magdala Stone,” carved with a depiction of the Jewish Second Temple. Explore the complex further and you'll also see several other recently excavated ruins of ancient houses, as well as a newly constructed Christian chapel. By using our Ginosar itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Magdala and other attractions in Ginosar.
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  • A newly rediscovered architectural site, being developed into a cultural centre,and welcoming for people of all faiths (or none!) An ancient Jewish synagogue, and a modern Catholic church, ancient bat...  more »
  • This is an fairly new and active archeological site. The hostess who greeted us and took us on the tour was a sweet woman who was knowledgeable and willing to respond to all the questions from our lar...  more »
  • We were able to stop in to visit the Magdala site during our Holy Land Pilgrimage. Work is on-going. Being an active archeological site, active construction going on to build a guest house, you won't ...  more »
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  • A fascinating visit of one of the most ancient synagogues in Israel, together with remarkable archaeological discoveries from the Roman period in the area that give us a great insight into life for the people who lived here. For Christians there is extra significance as it is likely that Jesus would have preached in this synagogue, and there is also a beautiful modern worship space. Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, there are lovely lake views from this site. The only downside is that the entrance fee is somewhat higher than the other important sites in the area, but it is still pretty reasonable.
  • Amazing place. Visited with a group. Another group sang for us in the rotunda. It was awesome. The most striking thing for me was the larger than life painting of Mary Magdalene's hand touching the hem of Christ in the chapel downstairs
  • There was an active dig when we went there. It was great to see the volunteer diggers at work. It must be a painstaking process, but totally worth it since they were discovering a lot of things in the area.
  • DUC IN ALTUM DE: one of the most beautiful churches. Altar as a ship on the water. PL: Every z najpiękniejszych kościołów. Ołtarz jako m'barka na wodzie.
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  • The legionaries found remains of a synagogue in the 1st century, where it is believed Jesus made his first sermons, the temple is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe (that Mexico) and the altar is fascinating and boat-shaped, there is a representation of a synagogue from the 1st century which is currently used by Julia community and by the Catholic community within the Catholic Church within this synagogue is the picture of the behalf of the Chilean Daniel Cariola simply incredible
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