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About Huqoq

Huqoq is an ancient Jewish village located approximately three miles west of Capernaum and Migdal (Magdala) in Israel’s Galilee. Since 2011, excavations led by Dr. Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been bringing to light a monumental, Late Roman (early fifth century C.E.) synagogue paved with stunning mosaics depicting a variety of biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue.

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UNC-Chapel Hill

Austin College

Baylor University

Brigham Young University

University of Toronto