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 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, and a mysterious Mausoleum .
On the eastern side of the site, whch is maintained by the Gree-Orthodox church, is a church Commemorating the presumed site where Jesus appointed his Disciples (“Church of the twelth Apostels”).
|Capernaum on Wikipedia|
|Capernaum on Tripadvisor|
|Capernaum on Google Maps|
|Capernaum Website (and here too)|
|Capernaum in my “Archaeology of Christian sites” Article Series|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Mount of Beatitudes|
A video of touring Capernaum in 1951..