Corazim

Corazim Located on a hillside above the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Corazim is situated in a region of black basaltic (volcanic) rock. Also known as Chorazin, Chorazim, Korazim.

The Jewish city of Corazim was first mentioned during the Second Temple period, when it was famous for the high-quality wheat grown by its residents. Corazim flourished during the mishnaic and talmudic periods, 3rd-4th centuries A.D., most of the remains visible today date to this period.

In the 5th or 6th century the town was restored. The next period of groth was in the 8th century, during the Early Arabic period. after a hiatus of several hundred years, settlement was renewed in the 13th century. A small population occupied the site from the 15th century until the beginning of the present century.

Dwelling houses

Oil Press

Ritual Bath

The Synagogue

 

Medusa

 Seats of Moses

One of the most unusual artifacts is the so-called cathedral of Moses, a basalt armchair which likely was a seat for the important members of the community. A dedication in Aramaic can be seen on its back.

 
 

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