History of Magdala

History of Magdala (HM2M06)

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N 32° 49.619', W 35° 30.798'

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c. 1500 AD / 1885-1910 AD / 1948 AD / 2006-2009 AD

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c. 1500 AD
Between the earthquake of 363 and the crusader period, the southern part of Magdala witnesses a progressive decrease and multiple variations. It eventually becomes a small Arab village during Mamluk and early Ottoman periods.

1885-1910 AD
Attempts are made to settle in another location near ancient Magdala by German Catholics and later Russian Zionists. By 1910 the modern town of Migdal develops into an agricultural area.

1948 AD
Magdala (known as Al-Majdal at the time) is depopulated and largely destroyed prior to the outbreak of the Arab-Israeli war.

2006-2009 AD
Four plots of land are purchased for the purpose of a guest house under the initiative of Friar Juan Solana, Legionary of Christ. In September 2009, the first century synagogue is discovered. Since then collaborative efforts have uncovered the northern portion of the 1st century Jewish town of Magdala. The archaeological project has been led by Dina Avshalam-Gorni and Arfan Najar of the Israeli Antiquities Authorities and Marcela Zapata-Meza of Anáhauc Universidad Mexico Sur and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.
HM NumberHM2M06
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Date Added Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)25S E 264729 N 3634904
Decimal Degrees32.82698333, -35.51330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.619', W 35° 30.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 37.14" N, 35° 30' 47.88" W
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