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Capernaum

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Capernaum (Hebrew: כְּפַר נַחוּם‎, Arabic: كفر ناحوم‎) was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other.[citation needed] A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is believed to have been regarded as the home of Saint Peter.

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