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Ancient Boat From The Time Of Jesus

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. Luke 5:1 Ancient Boat from the Time of Jesus In 1986 AD, the water level of the Sea of Galilee had receded due to drought. Two fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar spotted an iron nail in the sand, as they began digging they found one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries of our time – an original wooden Fishing boat from the time of Jesus The Ancient boat is now on permanent display in The Beit Yigal Allon Museum, located less than a kilometer from where the boat was originally found.You can see for yourself a genuine Fishing boat that could have been used by one of Jesus’ followers.


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  • Recovery And Conservation Of The Boat

    When the boat sank, some 2,000 years ago, it began filling up with silt until much of its lower hull was encapsulated in a packed-mud time bubble, which slowed down the setting in of decay. However, the damaged inner cells of the wood had decayed and been replaced with water. Even when the boat appeared to be well preserved, the timber was in fact soft and spongy.

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  • The Discovery Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

     The Discovery Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

    In mid January 1986 during a dramatic drop in The Sea Of Galilee's water due to severe droughts that had left the area dry, Moshe and Yuval Lufan two brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, were walking along the west shore when they discovered the outlines of a boat buried in the mud.

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  • The Story Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

    This is the story of the dicovery, excavation andconservation of the Ancient Galilee boat. Moshe and Yuval Lufan, brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered the boat buried in the mud on the west shore of the Sea Of Galilee in an area which is normally underwater, drought and a receding shoreline had left this area dry.

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  • Capernaum

    The discovery of coins and pottery at the site suggests that it was built in the late 4th century. Some believe that it was erected in the 2nd or 3rd century. In the synagogue. the main prayer hall features a Roman facade and column with a Greek inscription....

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