Kursi Beach ExcavationKursi Beach Excavation

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Pillar emerges from the dirt

This beautiful pillar has been steadily emerging form the dirt over the past two weeks, thanks to efforts of the volunteers and archaeologists at Kursi Beach Excavation. Is it the entrance to a Synagogue, a Church or something else? We’re all longing to find out! So far, all the evidence is pointing to a public building with a religious flavour. As the days go by, the dirt and rocks are cleared, and the site reveals its true beauty. There are many more pillars on the site, but most of them are much plainer than this one. It’ll be great to see what they used to hold up, what entrance they marked and who put them there.

Kursi Beach Archaeology

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Back to work at Kursi Beach

Digging has commenced at Kursi Beach on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, in Square B.

A tractor was brought in to remove a suspected landslide of mud that covered what may be an undiscovered village. A wall, part of what seems to be a very large building with an unknown function, was discovered. This wall appears to be older than the synagogue that we discovered last year, which we thought could be about 1500 years old. The tractor dug down to a depth of five metres.

The site is now active with cleaning and marking the field areas an ongoing task.

 

bronze bowl
An ancient bronze bowl found at Kursi Beach
Pillar emerges from the dirt
Volunteers in the Holy land
Washing pottery in the Sea of Galilee
Progress
Schoolchildren at Kursi Beach
Schoolchildren uncover ancient pillars at Kursi Beach
Kursi Beach Archaeology
Back to work at Kursi Beach