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1st Century Galilee Boat (DVD)

1st Century Galilee Boat DVD - Formats: NTSC. Language Tracks: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Finish, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew

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1st Century Galilee Boat DVD
From the Time of Jesus 

In 1986 two brothers, sons of a fisherman, from Kibbutz Ginosar discovered the Galilee Boat when a severe drought resulted in the lowering of the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Based on several criteria the Galilee Boat is firmly dated to the first centuries BCE-CE. An analyses of crew sizes suggests that this is the type of boat referred to in the Gospels in use among Jesus' Disciples (Matthew 14:22-36, Luke 5:1-10). The vessel had been buried in, and thus protected by, the seabed's sediments. The Israel Antiquities Authority, assisted by many volunteers, rescued  the boat in a remarkable eleven-day excavation.

Excavators packaged the weak and waterlogged hull in a cocoon of fiberglass and polyurethane foam, and then successfully floated it to the nearby Yigal Allon Centre, where it underwent an extensive carefully monitored eleven-yearlong conservation process in a specially-built pool.

In February, 2000 fourteen years after its excavation, the boat moved to its permanent home, in a new wing of the Yigal Allon Centre, which is devoted to the story of man in the Galilee.

This DVD tells the story of the eleven enthusiastic excavation days.

Language tracks: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Finish, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew

Available in  NTSC formats


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