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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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British expeditionary troops then ransacked his Magdala fortress, using 200 mules and 15 camels to carry the spoils of sacred manuscripts, royal gold and his hair back to Britain.
The museum believed the hair and treasures were important to their collection due to their historical ties to the Battle of Magdala. But the Ethiopian government believed it was inhumane and asked for the hair back to be left at the emperor's burial grounds in the Trinity Monastery.
Magdala of Galilee: A Jewish City in the Hellenistic and Roman Period
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ON THE coast of Judaea in 33 CE, Mary of Magdala (Rooney Mara, left) tends the land with her sister Rachel (Ariane Labed) and brothers Daniel (Denis Menochet) and Joseph (Ryan Corr).
ON THE coast of Judaea, in 33CE, Mary of Magdala (Rooney Mara, left) tends the land with her sister Rachel (Ariane Labed) and brothers Daniel (Denis Menochet) and Joseph (Ryan Corr).
In these places I found myself accompanied by someone I'd long admired: Mary of Magdala.
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