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  1. Bethsaida, A City by the North Shore Of the Sea of Galilee The Capital of the Forgotten Biblical Kingdom of Geshur

  2. Bethsaida is located at the North-East of the Sea of Galilee • It was identified by E. Robinson in 1838 • Since 1987 it is being excavated and since 1991 by the Consortium for the Excavations of Bethsaida headed by the University of Nebraska at Omaha. • Its location, size (20 acres), and might suggests that it was the capital of the Kingdom of Geshur GESHUR BETHSAIDA

  3. DAMASCUS TYRE BETHSAIDA SAMARIA RABBAT AMMON JERUSALEM Capital Cities in Southern Levant DIBON

  4. DAMASCUS G E S H U R BETHSAIDA

  5. Landslide Bethsaida JordanRiver Blocking

  6. Road The City Gate The “Bit Hilani” Palace

  7. Chamber4 To the name of The Moon God Symbol

  8. THE DECORATED STELE AS WAS LEFT AT 732 B.C.E. BASIN NOTICE THESE STONES

  9. The moon-god from Bethsaida

  10. Meanders and floral design become popular during the first centuries BCE and CE Bethsaida Jerusalem Meanders and floral designs were used as symbols of bounty during the age of Augustus. They became symbols of the Pax Romana.

  11. Houses next to the city wall Bethsaida as Jesus saw it a lane The “Clinic” A lane Dining room (Triclinium) Remnants of a Private house Open courtyard Kitchen Wine cellar The “Wine Maker” House

  12. A House Key

  13. A special find – a glass earring

  14. Gold Earrings – a sign of wealth

  15. Recording

  16. Fieldwork recording

  17. Taking elevations

  18. Locus number and grid

  19. Photographing

  20. Sifting dirt

  21. A Day in Archaeological Dig

  22. Discovering a handle

  23. Photographing artifacts

  24. Discovering a nail

  25. Afternoons at the dig

  26. Archaeological Terminology • Basket • Find