A small chapel is located on a hillside to the south of the church at Kursi and is thought to commemorate the exact spot where the Miracle of the Swine took place. Today, it is in a very ruinous state and consists of an apse built into the hillside as well as pillars and a stone bench. The floor was decorated with mosaics and there is evidence for at least two layers of different designs. The lower and earlier layer is simply decorated with a predominantly beige ground and is highlighted with a grey border. The above and later layer consists of crosses within a highly detailed geometric design. It is believed to date to the same period as the church below (late 5th – mid 6th Century).
Date of Visit
1st July to 8th August 2013
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Lucy O'Connor, “Kursi Chapel, Galilee,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 20, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/188.