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. See Magdala and all Migdal has to offer by arranging your trip with our Migdal road trip tool .
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  • This site sits on the edge of the Sea of Galilee and was found under just a foot of dirt in 2009 where a group was beginning to build a retreat. It resulted in the excavation of a synagogue where Jesu...  more »
  • My mother and I very much enjoyed our visit to Magdala. The volunteers and staff were very welcoming and passionate about what they do. Fr. Kelly was kind enough to spend an hour showing us around the...  more »
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