Sea of Galilee Boat

An important discovery for archaeologists and Christians alike, the Sea of Galilee boat dates back to the first century CE. This would have been around the time that Jesus walked the Earth and is an example of the type of boat that was used by Jesus and his disciples. It was originally found by two brothers, Moshe and Yuval Lufan, during a drought that lowered the water level of the lake in which they fished.

Immediately after, authorities sent out of a team of archaeologists to investigate the finding. At 27 feet long and 7.5 feet wide, the boat was held in a chemical bath for 7 years to prevent further erosion. It is now displayed in the Yigal Allon Museum in Kibbutz Ginosar.


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