By Shelley Wachsmann
Presents an extraordinary, behind-the-scenes tale of scholarly detective paintings on an incredible locate from the recent testomony interval -Neil Silberman, Contributing Editor, Archaeology journal
This impressive tale recounts one of many nice archaeological discoveries of the century: the discovering of a 2000-year-old boat within the Sea of Galilee. Shelley Wachsmann, a revered nautical archaeologist, stocks the enjoyment and the drama he felt in getting to know and excavating the 1st biblical-era boat from this well-known place. Wachsmann punctuates the soaking up information of holding this artifact with the wealthy background that surrounds the ocean of Galilee, making this a uniquely enduring and private paintings.
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Although we eventually coEected a variety of sherds (fragments of pottery), the cooking pot and the oil lamp uncovered on those first two days were the only complete ceramic artifacts that we were to find. Even in the field, it was clear that both of these artifacts dated roughly from the early Roman period, that is, between the late first century BC and the first century AD. The fine tuning of their dates would come only later. Linking the pottery to the wreck was a problem, however. They were clearly not part of a cargo.
Only when Yuvi saw the diving equipment in the back of the jeep and asked why we had brought it did we find out that the boat had been found on land. I must confess that the idea had never occurred to me. The four of us piled into the jeep and bounced south down that flat, featureless lake bed until, about a mile north of Migdal, Skeleton-first construction. 18 Chapter 1 Shell-first construction. Yuvi told me to stop. Threatening clouds covered the sky; the heavens were a dull, dark gray. Getting out, I searched for signs of a wreck.
Otherwise, the loss of the particular equilibrium that had allowed them to survive through the ages will result in their "aging" rapidly through processes that ultimately will at least distort and may possibly destroy them. This is where the conservator comes in. A land excavation, even one covering an extensive area, ordinarily results in a limited number of artifacts that require special attention. If we were to excavate a boat, which was built entirely of timber, however, The Boat That Made Rainbows 29 the whole project would become one enormous conservation problem.
The Sea of Galilee Boat: A 2000-Year-Old Discovery from the Sea of Legends by Shelley Wachsmann