A short account of Magdala (Migdal Nunia, Taricheae) given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide
“And now Vespasian pitched his camp between this city and Taricheae, but fortified his camp more strongly, ….. for all the innovators had gotten together at Taricheae, as relying upon the strength of the city, and on the lake that lay by it……….
This was the upshot of the sea-fight. The number of the slain, including those that were killed in the city before, was six thousand and five hundred.” (Josephus- Jewish Wars 3:10)
“And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magdala….” Matthew 15:39
“And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out…” Luke 8:2
A bit of history
During the Hellenistic Period, in the 2rd century BCE, a small town was built on the shores of the Sea of Galilee next to the slope of Mt. Arbel and opposite the Golan Heights. In the 1st centuries BCE and CE, the town expanded further to the north, and grew into a city of about 10,000 people. In Aramaic, the local language, the city was known as Migdal Nunia (The Tower of Fish), and in Greek it was known by two names, Magdala and Taricheae (The Place of Salting Fish).