The Sea of Galilee Boat
Shelley Wachsmann, Texas A&M University
Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America
Wednesday, November 11, 2009*
7:00 pm, Breasted Hall
In 1986, a 2,000-year-old boat was discovered in Israel on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. The vessel is representative of the large fishing boats common on the ancient lake, and the type of boat used in the Gospels by the disciples of Jesus. It is also the type of boat used by the Jews in the brutal nautical Battle of Migdal in AD 67 against a makeshift Roman fleet. The lecture describes the adventure of the boat’s discovery and excavation, and delves into the revealing research about the vessel and its milieu.
Lectures are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Oriental Institute Members. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the Membership Office for assistance.
*Please note that this is the second Wednesday in November
This event is free, open to the public, with reception to follow. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.