Ancient city may have been home to Mary Magdalene

Ancient City May Have Been Home To Mary Magdalene

Researchers in Israel believe they may have discovered an ancient town that was home to Mary Magdalene — the first witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Father Juan Solana told CNN that he bought a plot of land six years ago in northern Israel but Israeli law required him to excavate and that's when the the 2,000-year-old synagogue was unearthed.

The site sits in what is now known as Migdal on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Centuries ago it was called Magdala and may have been where Mary lived and possibly even met Jesus.

In the Bible, Jesus preached in the Synagogues of Galilee and this recently discovered synagogue is the only one in the area that dates back to his time.

A researcher participating in the excavation told The Huffington Post the synagogue dates back to the same time period, but there is currently no archaeological evidence to prove Jesus ever set foot inside.

Father Solana says he has no doubts.

He told CNN, "It is not for me. This is for millions of people that will come see this, will enjoy this as I did, and hopefully will be able to discover our common roots at the center. This is a holy site, I'm sure of that."

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