Political/Cultural Significance
  • Remains of an ancient boat found in 1986.
  • Archaeologists judged the boat was from the Roman period. Carbon tests confirm the boat had been constructed and used between 100 BCE and 70 CE.
  • The discovery of the ancient boat received worldwide attention.
Biblical Significance
  • Many New Testament stories include boats on the Sea of Galilee. (Includes Matthew 14 and  Mark 4)