Located 5 KM north to the 'Sea of Galille' and 900ft above the sea level, Chorazin is now part of a 25 acre Israeli National Park. The site was first excavated by C. Wilson in 1869, followed by several more until 1980s. This under-explored site, mostly due to its isolated location, has some fascinating archaeological remains to offer built in black basalt rocks. An imposing 3rd to 4th century synagogue, a 1600 years old stone seat with an Aramaic inscription that reads "Chair of Moses," ancient olive presses, Jewish ritual baths and remains of several stone sculptures with geometric and floral motifs are a few of them. More details are appended with photographs below.
Most of the remains you see today are from 4th century onwards. A quest for the synagogue at the time of Jesus has been extensively sought, but not discovered so far. In 1926, a first century synagogue was reported 200 M west of the present ruins, but never found by later excavators. However, there is a high probability that the first century synagogue is located very near these ruins. We do know that Chorazin was established in the first century from ancient records, but are yet to find its traces. Chorazin is also mentioned in Jewish Talmud.
For us the most difficult part was to walk the 2 KM stretch from the Korazim junction to the park and return, under the scorching sun of Israel. But, it was an experience to cherish.