Magdala was a prosperous fishing village on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, 5 km north of Tiberias. But in 67 CE Magdala was conquered by the Romans and later abandoned.
In the 1970’s the Franciscans started excavating at the site, also in hope to find evidence related to Mary Magdalene , who was a native of Magdala.
Excavations at the site were renewed in 2009 by the “Magdala Center” project, and various remains were made.
The most famous discovery at the site are the remains of a 1st century CE synagogue, whose main whole contained a big slab of stone decorated with enigmatic symbols.
Magdala ( Aramaic: מגדלא / Magdala, meaning “tower”; Hebrew: מגדל / Migdal; Arabic: المجدل / al-Majdal) was an ancient city on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Tiberias.
|Magdala on Tripadvisor|
Points of Interest in the Area
|“Duc in Altum” Church|
|Sea of Galilee Boat|
|Day tour of the Galilee|
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Magdala is located on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee, some 5 km north of Tiberias , it is about 2.5 hours drive from Tel-Aviv, and takes 1 hour to explore.