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Incense shovel found near Sea of Galilee

A bronze incense shovel as well as a bronze jug have been uncovered near a dock at the site of Magdala, a Jewish settlement near the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. According to Dina Avshalom-Gorni, the Chief archaeologist on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “The incense shovel that

Ancient Hebrew inscription found in Israel

Receding water levels in the Sea of Galilee have revealed a 1,600-year-old Hebrew inscription. Excavations at the Kursi site on the shores of the Sea of Galilee have uncovered an inscription in Hebrew letters engraved on a large marble slab, dating back ca. 1,600 years. No similar artifact has even been

Roman-era Synagogue found in Israel

Excavations in Israel have unearthed what may be a Roman-era synagogue on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The structure's grandeur led researchers to conclude that the site contained the ruins of an ancient synagogue. "We're still at an early stage of unearthing the structure," they said. "We found parts

2,000-year-old Biblical town found by Sea of Galilee

A 2,000-year-old town has been discovered during a field survey of the coast of the Sea of Galilee. The ancient town may be Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha), described in the Gospel of Mark as the place Jesus sailed to after miraculously feeding 4,000 people by multiplying a few fish and loaves

Man-made structure found on floor Sea of Galilee

A made-made pile of basalt boulders has been discovered on the floor of the Sea of Galilee, prompting researchers to question how and why it got there. The structure, which cannot be seen from land, is massive -- about twice the diameter of Stonehenge. Further study by a team of scuba-diving investigators

Remains of Jesus-era synagogue found in Israel

The remains of 2,000-year-old synagogue has been found on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. "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. Jesus did much of his preaching