Sights and Insights: Not just any old shipwreck

15.11.2011                      18.Cheschwan. 5772

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Sights and Insights: Not just any old shipwreck

An abandoned first-century boat found at Nof Ginosar remains one of the finest archaeological discoveries in Israel.

“The Sea of Galilee will give us a treasure one day,” one brother told another. Turns out, he was right.
In 1986, Yuval and Moshe Lufan, two sons of a fisherman in Kibbutz Ginosar, were walking the shores of the Kinneret. The drought that year dropped the level of the lake lower that the men had seen in years. One brother noticed something odd protruding from the mud. An old nail. As he poked around with his finger, he found another one. Then another. More digging unearthed pieces of ancient wood….