Archeologists say they have found a lost Roman city that was home to three of Jesus’apostles—Peter, Andrew and Philip—on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.
Remains of Bethsaida—which the New Testament says was the home of Jesus’ witnesses Philip, Andrew and Peter—in 2011. In the most recent disclosure at Bethsaida, Israeli analysts say they have revealed stays from a Roman-style bathhouse from the previous area of the lost city of Julias.
The Israeli specialists’ claim fixates on the revelation of stays from a Roman-style bathhouse in the Bethsaida Valley Nature Reserve, which is said to be the previous area of the lost Roman city of Julias.
The Jewish student of history Josephus Flavius composed that the child of the Biblical King Herod had assembled Julias, which was named after Julia Augusta, the mother of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. In the New Testament, Philip, Andrew and Peter are said to be from the town of Bethsaida.
Scientists said the bathhouse’s disclosure signifies the presence of a huge propelled city in the range.
“Josephus detailed that the ruler had overhauled Bethsaida from a town into a polis, an appropriate city,” said Dr. Mordechai Aviam of the Holy Land Studies division at Israel’s Kinneret College, Haaretz announced. “He didn’t state it had been based on or close to or underneath it. Furthermore, to be sure, this time, we have not known where it was. In any case, the bathhouse verifies the presence of urban culture.”
The archeologists found the remaining parts of the Roman bathhouse approximately 700 feet underneath ocean level, and furthermore discovered ceramics shards and a mosaic at the site.