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Architectural remains of the synagogue Read More

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The "White Synagogue" foundations Read More

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Inside the "White Synagogue" in Capernaum Read More

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Magen David form in decoration of the Synagogue Read More

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Mysterious decoration at the synagogue of Capernaum Read More

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Saint Peter's "Spaceship" church in Capernaum Read More

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The glass floor of the modern church Read More

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Beneath the glass floor Read More

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Sculpture of Peter in Capernaum Read More

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The path to the Greek-Orthodox church of Capernaum Read More

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A traditional well Read More

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The Greek-Orthodox Church of Capernaum Read More

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Capernaum (Hebrew: Kfar Nahum – “Village of Nahum”) is an ancient fishing village on the NW shores of the sea of Galilee, known mostly as  “the town of Jesus” (Mat. 4:13).

It existed as a fhising village in Roman times, and as a pilgrimage destination in later antiquity, yet later abanodoned and forgotton.

The site was re-discovered in 1838, and excavated since the 1900’s. 

Today a visitors to Capernaum can admire a well preserved ornate Jewish Synagogue, an Octagonal Church built over a home believed to be the house where Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, a mysterious Mausoleum , and an ornomented Greek-Orthodox church.

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wikipe Capernaum on Wikipedia
tripadvisor Capernaum on Tripadvisor
google-maps Capernaum on Google Maps
Chrome-Icon Capernaum Website (and here too)
Chrome-Icon Capernaum in my “Archaeology of Christian sites” Article Series

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Points of Interest in the Area

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 hidden waterfall Hidden Waterfall 
 bethsaidah-1 Bethsaida

A video of touring Capernaum in 1951..

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A 360 Degrees photo inside the ancient Synagogue of Capernaum