Archaeologists may have discovered the 2000 year old Biblical era town of Dalmanutha. While doing a land survey, Ken Dark, of the University of Reading in the UK, and his team came upon the site off the northeast coast of the Sea of Galilee.
According to the Gospel of Mark 8: 1-10, this was the city that Jesus traveled to after feeding four thousand followers with only 7 loaves of bread and a few small fish.
Dark told Live Science in an email, “his team also found cubes known as a tesserae and limestone vessel fragments which were associated with Jewish purity practices in the early Roman period, indicating the presence of a Jewish community in the town.”
Dark and his team believe “that the town of Dalmanutha might have been prosperous in ancient times as the residents were engaged in trade and fishing.” The study has also confirmed “that a famous boat discovered about two decades back was actually found along the shoreline of the newly discovered town.”
Dark has not confirmed if this actually is the town of Dalmanutha, but claims that “the evidence is quite strong and the ancient site could be the place mentioned in the Bible.