Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling "Jesus - boat"
"Jesus - boat"
Fishing boat from the Sea of Galilee
In Israel in early 1986 were discovered the remains of an ancient boat in the Sea of Galilee, which is to go back to the time of Jesus. It was therefore as; Jesus Boot8221; known. Jesus went so forth with his disciples, among whom were fishermen, often on the Sea of Galilee. Since the ancient port of Magdala (today's Migdal) was located near the locality, we described the boat as; Magdala Boot8221 ;.
As the boat was found, the water level of the lake was just unusually low because of the prevailing drought. Two amateur archaeologists discovered the outline of a boat in the shore mud in the search for ancient coins. Subsequent excavations were conducted by an international team of archaeologists and volunteers from the nearby Kibbutz Ginosar. The boat had to be rescued quickly, because the news of the fund had rapidly spread. People began to look for on your own on the excavation site for clues. Worldwide, the interest was so great that television crews were constantly on the spot and the police had to keep the curious from the excavation site.
The dating of the find was relatively easy because of the wood used nails with round head. In this way boats were in the period from the second century BC to the Roman period (about 70 n. Chr.) Built. At that time the boat building the planks of cedar were interrelated, then inserted the boat framework made of raw oak branches. the boat with oars and a square sail was moved. The dimensions were estimated to be 8.2-8.5 m in length, 2.3 to 2.5 m width and 1.2 to 1.3 m height. The boat had a wide rear and a narrow nose, the middle part was broad and flat. Such was space for up to 16 people and a 300 m long fishing net. At the excavation site and network needles and stone anchors were found that indicated use as a fishing boat. Fischer had it in Jesus' time is not easy. They were not highly regarded, and the working conditions at the Sea of Galilee were difficult, as the weather was unpredictable. Because the lake is very low (approximately 200 m below sea level), can occur within seconds severe and often life-threatening storms. The geographical conditions are indeed still the same, but at that time the people could not protect their boats from storms.
The archaeological team took eight days for his work at the site. But the salvage of the boat was difficult: the material had become very fragile. It should be placed in a conservation tank in the Yigal Allon-Museum in Ginosar. The transport there was complicated, although only a distance of 500 m was between museum and excavation. The only way was to envelop the boat before transport with a foam layer, which alone lasted for three days. The boat was later exhibited under normal museum conditions. The necessary preservative lasted 14 years. In 2000, the exhibition of the boat was opened. It stands in an exhibition hall at the Yigal Allon-Museum, there is also a documentation of the restoration and conservation work.
Length: 25 cm
Width: 7 cm
Height: 22 cm