There are numerous ongoing excavations in Israel. We were excited to begin our day today with a stop at Magdala. A volunteer told our group about some of the discoveries there.
I had been to Magdala twice before, but today was the first time I was able to walk around the site and take photos. There were several matters of interest there, but I especially wanted to see the synagogue, as the remains date back to the first century!
Magdala was the home town of Mary Magdalene. The designation means “Mary of Magdala.” This was a fishing village in the time of Jesus. Fish were salted here and exported to Rome.
We had a good day, packed full with good photo opportunities. Everyone is well so far and for that we are thankful.
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Great photo. Maybe the next time the “table” will be in the synagogue. Thanks for the reports.
Any notes/signs of a purification pool here? I know several synagogues had them. Roger Leonard
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Thanks for writing. Yes, we saw two mikva’ot at the site. Will plan to post some photos later.
You have’nt lost Gary Kerr yet?
When I saw them last at ATL this afternoon Gary & Susan were well; jet-lagged but well. We had a really good trip.