Miracle at Cana Discovery: Factory for Chalkstone Vessels Popular in Jesus' Day is Found in Galilee
Ilan Ben Zion : Aug 23, 2016
Times of Israel
The modern town of Kafr Kanna, just a mile north of the cave, is identified with the Biblical Cana.
(Israel)—[Times of Israel] In a limestone cave halfway between Nazareth and the Biblical town of Cana, archaeologists recently unearthed a first century AD workshop that produced stone vessels similar to those that held the water Jesus turned into wine. (Photo: Courtesy of Yonatan Adler/via Times of Israel)
Several stone bowls and cups in various stages of completion were found in the bowels of the cave, suggesting the cave may have been home to an active stone goods manufactory. The site, known today as Einot Amitai, is the first stoneware manufacturing site of its kind to be found in the Galilee from the Second Temple Era, researchers said.
While evidence of chalkstone vessel production has been found at other sites in the Galilee, only at Einot Amitai have...
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