The Magdala Stone

One scholar thinks that a carved stone found at Magdala, Mary Magdalene’s home town,  on the Sea of Galilee is like a snapshot of the second Temple taken while it still stood.  From the NY Times article:

“I approached the stone, and I could not believe what I was seeing,” said Rina Talgam, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor specializing in ancient art of the Middle East. Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists had asked her to visit the site to view Magdala’s mosaics and frescoes, but when she first saw the stone, “they said I stood there for three hours.”

Ms. Talgam concluded that she was looking at a three-dimensional depiction of the Temple of Herod, including its most sacred inner sanctum, known as the Holy of Holies.

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