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Magdala Stone Goes On Exhibit In Rome May 15

on May 8, 2017 - 8:01am

The original Magdala stone will be on exhibit May 15 until July 23 in Rome. Courtesy/magdala.org

MAGDALA PROJECT News:

The original Magdala stone, the most important archaeological discovery in modern Israel, is going to Rome for an exhibition held by the Jewish Museum and the Vatican.

It is the first time the piece will be exhibited publicly. The exhibition is May 15 until July 23.

The General Director of the Magdala Project, Father Juan Solana, is attending the May 15 opening event. The piece was requested by the Jewish Museum of Rome to the Israel Antiquities Authority and will be arriving along with 100 other biblical items.

About Magdala:

A few years ago, Father Juan Solana, the papal appointee in charge of Notre Dame of Jerusalem, felt the leading of Christ to build a retreat center in the Galilee. From the very beginning, he envisioned a place where pilgrims could enjoy comfortable accommodations in a spiritual atmosphere on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

When construction began in 2009, no one could have imagined what God had in store. As workers began to dig the foundation for the guesthouse, they discovered a First Century Synagogue where it is certain that Jesus taught. Inside the synagogue they also found The Magdala Stone, a discovery many archaeologists call the most significant archaeological find in the past 50 years.

As archaeologists continued to dig, they discovered an entire first century Jewish town lying just below the surface. With only 10 percent of the archaeology uncovered, the hometown of Mary Magdalene already provides pilgrims an authentic location to walk where Jesus taught and to connect with the first century life of Jesus’ followers.

Magdala is a unique Holy Land site with a first century city where the Jewish residents gathered in a synagogue where Jesus visited and taught. It is home to Duc In Altum, which provides a place for worship, Mass and prayer.

Because of its unique nature, Magdala will actively contribute to building positive relationships with the diverse community of Christian believers and between Christians and Jews. Magdala is truly the crossroads of Jewish and Christian history.

Source: magdala.org


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