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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Tiberias is named after the Roman emperor. It was established in 20 A.D by Herod's son, Herod Antipas. Here the Jewish residents aided the Christians in their struggle against the Byzantines. During the Crusader Period there were many Christians here. In recent times,the city has had a comeback for religious Judaism.Read More
The Sea of Galilee, which is technically a lake referred to as a sea merely for historical reasons, is a large freshwater lake in Israel. It is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, and 13 km wide. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth..Read More
Feeding the multitude is a term used to refer to two separate miracles of Jesus reported in the Gospels.
he first miracle, "the Feeding of the 5,000", is the only miracle (apart from Jesus' resurrection) which is recorded in all four canonical Gospels.....
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....Read More