New York: Plenum Press, 1995. 1st edition. Primary account of the discovery, excavation, and preservation of the first intact boat recovered from the Sea of Galilee. Full historical context. Extensively illustrated in b&w. Notes. Biblio. Glossary. Index. 420 pp. Fine Hardcover w/ Fine dj (clear acetate cover provided). N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : This remarkable true story recounts one of the great discoveries of the century: finding a 2000-year-old boat from the Sea of Galilee. Shelley Wachsmann, a respected nautical archaeologist, shares the joy and drama he felt in discovering and excavating the first ancient boat from this biblical location. Through his perceptive eyes, we experience the adventure of a lifetime as he offers his personal account of first setting eyes on and then preserving this unique treasure. Wachsmann is a master storyteller, interweaving his own unforgettable story of this challenging excavation with the writings of the past. Jews and Christians alike will be captivated by his search for the boat's identity. Wachsmann - like a detective - hunts down clues that will reveal the boat's actual history. Since the boat turns out to be a 2000 year old craft, he carefully examines the Gospels for passages that will shed light on this wondrous vessel. This ever-curious author also traces Jewish historical texts to discover that the Sea of Galilee, during the boat's vibrant past, was the setting for one of the most tragic massacres of Jews - the Battle of Migdal. During this sea battle, we learn, Roman soldiers mercilessly slaughtered Jews as they attempted to escape in boats like this one, turning the Sea of Galilee into a sea of crimson. The saga of tenderly extracting this extraordinary boat from the earth, protecting its timbers, and restoring it to health is a compelling tale on its own. Wachsmann impresses us with the dedication and creativity of his makeshift team in improvising answers to the seemingly impossible logistic problems that dog them every step of the way. Still, generosity abounds and actual rainbows appear as scores of volunteers pull together to save this singular monument of the past. Wachsmann punctuates the absorbing details of preserving this artifact with the rich history that surrounds the Sea of Galilee, making this a uniquely enduring and personal work.
About the Author: ShelleyWachsmann, a distinguished nautical archaeologist, is an expert on seacraft of the Ancient Near East. Wachsmann is the Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology in the nautical archaeology program at Texas A&M University.
Titre : The Sea of Galilee Boat, An Extraordinary ...
Éditeur : Plenum Press
Date d'édition : 1995
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition
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