This is the exciting and inspirational story of the discovery, excavation and conservation of the ancient Galilee Boat, known as the celebrated
Jesus Boat. Moshe and Yuval Lufan, brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered the Ancient Galilee Boat buried in the mud near the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The discovery of the boat rocked the archaeological and spiritual world. Never before was such an ancient vessel found so complete. Once the boat was positively dated to the First Century C.E., pilgrims from around the world flocked to view the boat which could have been the very same vessel on which Jesus sailed the Sea of Galilee. The vessel is 9 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 1.25 meters high. It may have functioned as a ferry boat, but its measurements also suit those used by ancient fisherman employing a seine, or dragnet, "cast into the sea" as described in Matthew 13:47-48.