*A first of its kind to be discovered in Israel.
Researchers found a Hebrew inscription which according to them- confirms the location and existence of Jewish or Jewish- Christian settlement.*
The common assumption for years has been that this area on the East Coast of Galilee was the location of Kursi, were Jesus cast out demons from a possesed man
UPSOUND: Kursi site was chosen because it has a connection to the New Testament, it was mentioned in the New Testament in the story of Jesus coming to this site and expelling a legion of demons into swines. Concerning us as archaeologists we came here to look for a site that was known to us that existed here from the Israeli Jewish Talmud (Biblical commentary) and we came here and started to dig this site in the slopes of the Golan Heights.
The site was turned into a national park in 1980 after the remains of a city were found in the 70S, whose characteristics made it appear like a byzantine christian site.