1890 Wood Engraving Ancient Synagogue Ruins Tell Hum Capernaum XGA7


This is an original 1890 black and white wood engraving of the Synagogue ruins at Tell Hum, a supposed site of Capernaum.

Capernaum was a fishing village during the time of the Hasmoneans on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Excavations have revealed ancient synagogues at this site. One church is said to be the home of Saint Peter. The town was also referred to in the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of Mark. It was reportedly the home to apostles Simon Peter, James, John, Andrew, Matthew and Jesus Christ. The city was also Jesus' primary site for his teachings and healings.


This 121+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso of this engraving.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 6 inches; 18 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Archaeology, Religious Landmarks, Religion, Historic Landmarks, Middle Eastern, Ancient History, Ancient Churches