Search using this query type:



Search only these record types:

Item
Collection
Exhibit
Exhibit Page
Simple Page

Advanced Search

Capernaum

Capernaum is an ancient fishing town situated on the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee and the ancient highway, the Via Maris, passed through it. It is identified as the place where Christ settled and as it was referred to as “his own town” (Matthew 9:1). He taught in the synagogue (which was rebuilt in the fifth century), it is the place where He healed the paralysed man and it is also the site of Peter’s house. Today, Capernaum is in ruins. It is possible to see the foundations of the houses and the original synagogue that were all made from a local basalt stone. Many decorated stones from the fifth century synagogue are also dotted around the site.

Creator

Lucy O'Connor

Date of Visit

1st July to 8th August 2013

Contributor

Lucy O'Connor

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Architecture

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Collection

Galilee

Citation

Lucy O'Connor, “Capernaum,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed June 15, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/193.

Output Formats

atom | dcmes-xml | json | omeka-xml