The Ruins of Ancient Capernaum

The village of Capernaum is mentioned multiple times in the Bible. It was a fishing village in the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Its ruins was discovered in 1838.

Excavations in 1905 revealed the remains of a synagogue and an octagonal church.

In 1968, excavation of the western portion led to the discovery of a house. It is believed that the house is that of Peter.

It is a simple house with coarse walls and a roof made of earth and straw. He shared the house with his friend, Jesus. Today, a modern Memorial stands over the house.

The Memorial can be seen through the window above.

Ancient ruins are fascinating. As always, I was amazed by the engineering genius and artistry of the people who built Capernaum.

I am glad the site was in our itinerary.


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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6 Responses to The Ruins of Ancient Capernaum

  1. Thanks. would love to see it too! I wonder how they decided it was Peter’s house they uncovered?

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  2. arlene says:

    Thanks for sharing all these photos Dee.

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