Biblical-era town: British Archaeologists in Israel believe they have discovered the ruins of the ancient city of Dalmanuta. The alleged biblical-era town is said to be the last place Jesus visited before the miracle of multiplying the loaves and fishes, according to a report from UPI on Sept. 18.
Ruins of the biblical-era town, about 2000 years old, were discovered in the Sea of Galilee in the valley of Ginosar. According to the author of the discovery, Ken Dark of the University of Reading, "the evidence the team found suggests the town was prosperous in ancient times. Vessel glass and amphora hint at wealth."
Dark and members of his research concluded that the present town of Migdal has absorbed the old Dalmanuta as found fragments of carved columns in the Corinthian style, which were very common at that time.
Archaeologists mention that Dalmanuta was located very near the ancient Magdala: the south side of newly discovered Dalmanuta is only about 150 meters from the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, reports LiveScience.
The scientist is also sure that a ship discovered in 1986, dating back about 2,000 years ago, was found just off the coast of Dalmanuta, although the authors of the discovery did not know that the city was located there.
This vessel, 8.27 meters long and 2.3 meters wide, was reportedly used by ancient fishermen for fishing in the Sea of Galilee. The idea is that Jesus could have used a similar boat to Dalmanuta from the opposite bank, where the said miracle occurred.