Peter’s House in the early first century



Peter’s House was located west of the main street, the Cardo Maximus, that led from the harbour to the synagogue. The large dwelling consisted of ten rooms built around three courtyards. In the north courtyard most of the domestic activities took place. Animals were kept in the courtyard to the east, and the southern courtyard, which was next to the harbour, was presumably used for fishing activities such as mending nets, selling fish and other activities. Later in the century, the east courtyard was used as a place for religious gatherings.