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The Sea of Galilee Boat: A 2000-Year-Old Discovery from the Sea of Legends [Paperback]

By Shelley Wachsmann (Author)
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Pages   440
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2000
Publisher   Basic Books
ISBN  0738203297  
EAN  9780738203294  

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This remarkable true story recounts one of the great discoveries of the century: finding a 2000-year-old boat from the Sea of Galilee. Shelley Wachsmann, a respected nautical archaeologist, shares the joy and drama he felt in discovering and excavating the first ancient boat from this biblical location. Through his perceptive eyes, we experience the adventure of a lifetime as he offers his personal account of first setting eyes on and then preserving this unique treasure. Wachsmann is a master storyteller, interweaving his own unforgettable story of this challenging excavation with the writings of the past. Jews and Christians alike will be captivated by his search for the boat's identity. Wachsmann - like a detective - hunts down clues that will reveal the boat's actual history. Since the boat turns out to be a 2000 year old craft, he carefully examines the Gospels for passages that will shed light on this wondrous vessel. This ever-curious author also traces Jewish historical texts to discover that the Sea of Galilee, during the boat's vibrant past, was the setting for one of the most tragic massacres of Jews - the Battle of Migdal. During this sea battle, we learn, Roman soldiers mercilessly slaughtered Jews as they attempted to escape in boats like this one, turning the Sea of Galilee into a sea of crimson. The saga of tenderly extracting this extraordinary boat from the earth, protecting its timbers, and restoring it to health is a compelling tale on its own. Wachsmann impresses us with the dedication and creativity of his makeshift team in improvising answers to the seemingly impossible logistic problems that dog them every step of the way. Still, generosity abounds and actual rainbows appear as scores of volunteers pull together to save this singular monument of the past. Wachsmann punctuates the absorbing details of preserving this artifact with the rich history that surrounds the Sea of Galilee, making this a uniquely enduring and personal work.

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More About Shelley Wachsmann

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Shelley Wachsmann was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He immigrated to Israel in 1968 where he earned all three of his degrees in Near Eastern Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1976 to 1989 Wachsmann served as the Inspector of Underwater Antiquities for the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums (now the Israel Antiquities Authority). During that time he was directly responsible for Israel s maritime heritage. In 1986 he directed the excavation of a 2,000-year-old fishing boat found near the ancient site of Migdal, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. This craft is representative of the type of craft described in use by the Disciples of Jesus in the Gospels. Since 1990 Wachsmann has taught at Texas A&M University where he holds the Meadows Professorship in Biblical Archaeology while carrying out extensive fieldwork, under the aegis of the affiliated Institute of NauticalArchaeology (INA), mainly in the eastern Mediterranean region. Wachsmann has written numerous scholarly and popular publications as well as five previous books of which the three most recent have garnered international book awards."

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A real miracle of a find!  Jan 9, 2003
Excellent, delightful, and one great tale of adventure and archealogy! The most enjoyable 'science' book I have ever read. This most humble of ships, worn out and left to rot at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in its day. It was perserved by that mud for 2000 years to survive and be cherished today as a symbol of a Jewish resistance to the Romans in a sea battle, and the physical reality of the actual kind of boat St. Peter fished from. And only a continuing series of miracles, big and small, brought this treasure from mud to museum safely.

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