In the Biblical book of Mark, the apostle describes how Jesus freed a man ‘possessed by the devil’ by casting his demons into pigs. The event is known as the Miracle of the Swine, and now a 1,600-year-old slab found on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee could pinpoint the exact location of this incident.
This is not the first time the location of Kursi has been linked to the site of ‘Miracle of the Swine’. In 1970, archaeologists found the remains of a Christian church and monastery built to mark the site of the location of the Miracle of the Swine during the building of a new road. This was similarly found on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee.