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The Galilee Boat, Galilee

In 1986 during a particularly dry period along the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee, the Galilee Boat, also termed the Jesus Boat, was discovered lying in the newly exposed lake-bed. A major salvage operation soon began to uncover, protect and preserve the boat. It measures 8m in length and is over 2m wide and it once had a mast and a sail. The boat was made from a variety of different woods (10+) and radiocarbon analysis has dated the vessel to the 1st Century CE. It informs our understanding of fishing and transportation crafts that served the Sea of Galilee during this particularly early period. Did Jesus and His Disciples use a similar vessel?

Creator

Lucy O'Connor

Date of Visit

1st July to 8th August 2013

Contributor

Lucy O'Connor

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Museum Exhibit

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Collection

Galilee

Citation

Lucy O'Connor, “The Galilee Boat, Galilee,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed June 15, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/261.

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