New Evidence Of Lost City Of Julias—Birthplace Of Jesus’ Apostles Andrew, Peter And Philip—Unearthed Near Sea Of Galilee
The ancient Roman Lost City of Julias – believed to be the birthplace of Jesus’ apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip – may have recently been unearthed after decades of searches by archeologists in the upper Jordan Valley, near a delta entering the Sea of Galilee. The discovery was made during excavations at Beit Habek, located in Bethsaida, near a nature reserve by the Arik Bridge, by archaeologist Dr. Mordechai Aviam, head of the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret Academic College. The Lost City of Julias was named after the daughter of Roman Emperor Augustus. Bethsaida, once a fishermen’s village on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, is mentioned in several New Testament books as the home of at least three of Jesus’ three most important apostles. However, the exact location of the lost city has long been debated.