Ship Name

Galilee Boat (30 AD)

Type

fishing

Origins/Provenance

Middle East/Palestine

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Year Launched

30

Home Waters

Sea of Galilee

Function

Commercial

Length (feet)

29

Beam (feet)

8

Draft (feet)

4

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

oars and auxiliary sail

Hull

wood

Crew

5

Historical Note

Discovered in 1986 and reconstructed by Israeli archaeologists; thought to be contemporaneous with the life of Jesus

Related Images

external image galileeboastmodel.jpg
Model of Galilee boat excavated in 1986 on shores of Sea of Galilee. Thought to be contemporaneous with the time of Jesus.
Image ID: 1556
external image galilee-boat.jpg
Discovered in 1986 in Galilee. Also called the "Jesus Boat," as it might be the kind used by Peter and his fellow fishermen in the Sea of Galilee at the time of Christ.
Image ID: 2140

Related People

Jesus

Related Source

Sea of Galilee Boat, The: An Extraordinary 2000 Year Old Discovery (1995)

Record ID: 226