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Magdala

(măg`dələ), in the New Testament, home of Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
[traditionally Greek,=of Magdala], Christian saint, a woman widely venerated in Christendom. The name Madeleine is a French form of Magdalene. She appears in the New Testament as a woman whose evil spirits are cast out by Jesus, as a watcher at the Cross, as an
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. It is identified with Migdal, Israel, a town on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee, and the neighboring site of the former Arab village of Al-Majdal. Excavations begun there in 2009 have unearthed an ancient synagogue and other structures that date to the 1st cent. A.D.

Magdala

(mäg`dälä, măg`dələ), former name of

Amba Mariam

(äm`bə mär`ēəm), village, Amhara region, central Ethiopia. Emperor Tewodros IITewodros II
or Theodore II,
1818–68, emperor of Ethiopia (1855–68), originally named Kasa or Lij Kasa. He was a commoner and a bold and clever warrior.
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 (Theodore II) in the mid-19th cent. used Magdala as the base of operations for his conquest of the surrounding OromoOromo
or Galla
, traditionally pastoral tribes who live in W and S Ethiopia and N Kenya. They number more than 25 million. About half are Muslim, about a third Ethiopian Orthodox, and about a sixth Protestant.
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 territory. In 1867 he made it his capital and imprisoned several British diplomats there. In 1868 a British military expedition under Sir Robert NapierNapier, Robert Cornelis, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala
, 1810–90, British general. In the engineering service in India, he fought in the Sikh Wars (1845–49) and took part in the relief of Lucknow (1857) during
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 rescued the prisoners, destroyed Magdala, and prompted Tewodros's suicide. For his exploits Napier was later named Baron Napier of Magdala.
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The unearthed site, the New York Times reports, is thought to be Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene and an ancient Jewish town that was destroyed by the Romans around the same time as the Second Temple.
Bible tales with a twist, here are found the stories of Mother Noah, Rachel, Miriam, Ruth, Mary of Nazareth, Martha and Mary, the Canaanite Woman, Lady Procula, wife of Pilate, Mary of Magdala, and Lydia.
The town is only 500ft (150m) away from the ancient town of Migdal, which has been widely identified as Magdala, the birth place of Mary Magdalene.
The exalted emperor suddenly reveals himself when Pontius Pilate is brought in, followed by Myriam of Magdala and Nikdamon Ben Gurion.