The Sea of Galilee Boat by Shelley Wachsmann The Sea of Galilee Boat : An Extraordinary 2000 Year Old Discovery
by Shelley Wachsmann

Hardcover - 420 pages (April 1995)
Plenum Pr
ISBN: 0306449501

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Synopsis: This remarkable true story recounts one of the greatest discoveries of the century--finding a 2,000-year-old boat from the Sea of Galilee. Archaeologist Wachsmann interweaves his own unforgettable story of this challenging excavation with writings of the past to create an extraordinary saga. 100 illustrations.

Review: Booknews, Inc. , September 1, 1995 - A nautical archaeologist and expert on seacraft of the ancient Near East recounts his excitement and efforts at discovering and recovering a Roman-period boat in the Sea of Galilee in 1986. He also juxtaposes relevant texts from Christian and Jewish history of the period. Well illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the endeavor. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, OR.

The publisher, Plenum Press , April 8, 1998 Won Award from Biblical Archaeological Society in l997. In 1997 this book won the Best Popular Book in Archaeology Award from the Biblical Archaeological Society.

A Few Comments from Back Cover:  "Shelley Wachsmann's tale of the archaeological excavation of the Galilee Boat reads like a first-class adventure story.  Feeling almost as if I were an actual participant, I found it nearly impossible to put down." -- Alfred S. McLarren, Ph.D., Publisher, Science News.

"Dr. Wachsmann does a masterful job of recreating the excavation of such a craft from the Sea of Galilee.  A gripping read." -- Clive Cussler, Author, Raise the Titanic.

"Provides a rare, behind-the-scenes story of scholarly detective work on an important find from the New Testament period." -- Neil Silberman, Contributing Editor, Archaeological Magazine.

Philologos Comments: Still one of my all-time favorites!


Websites of interest:
Galilee Yields Ancient Treasure
The Roman Boat from the Sea of Galilee


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