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The ancient village of Huqoq sits on a hilltop several miles from the shores of the Sea of Galilee, in north-east Israel.

Since 2011, excavations at the site have been carried out as part of a joint research project by several universities, led by Dr. Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The team has just completed their 11th and final season of work at the site. 

Over the last decade or so they have uncovered evidence of multiple phases of occupation throughout history…but it is the synagogue at the heart of the village that has been the focus of excavations since 2014.

The Past