House of Saint Peter Church (Capernaum)

House of saint Peter referes to a first century structure discovered underneath a fourth-fifth century church remains. Facing the lake shore, the residence formed the southeastern extremity of a large inhabited area. The compound had its main door on its eastern side, opening onto an open. The door jamb preserves traces of the door leaves which were bolted from the inside in the evening when people went to bed.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 100 CE Artistic reconstruction of the original structure believed to belong to Saint Peter. The house was likely home to several related families (Peter, his brother Andrew, his mother-in-law) who had their own separate living spaces opening onto a common courtyard.
c. 100 CE The rectangular remains of the old black basalt stone walls, torn down during the construction of the octagonal church in the fifth century.
c. 100 CE Floor plan,
c. 100 CE Coin of Caracalla (215-217 CE) found in Peter's house. N/A
c. 100 CE Buried (dark blue outine) beneath the remains of an octagonal Byzantine martyrium church (light blue outine), Italian excavators found the ruins of a rather mundane dwelling dating to the first century BCE. Although slightly larger than most, the house was simple, with coarse walls and a roof of earth and straw. Like most early Roman-period houses, it consisted of a few small rooms clustered around two open courtyards. N/A
Latest Update: May 30, 2015