Aerial view of Octagonal St. Peter’s Church and the Roman-like ancient synagogue at Capernaum village ruins, at the north part of Sea of Galilee. Israel.
Capernaum, meaning “Nahum’s village”, was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is said to be the home of Saint Peter.
Capernaum served as operation base for Jesus’ ministry,