Ginosar and Beyond

By John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012

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Accessible by bus from the much larger (and far less interesting) town of Tiberias, Israel, is the tiny kibbutz on the banks of the Sea of Galilee known as Ginosar. Founded in 1937 by socialist settlers, Ginosar is primarily famous for two things: It was the home of Israeli politician and general Yigal Allon, and, of considerably greater interest to foreign visitors, the so-called “Jesus Boat”. The latter is a wooden boat less than 30 feet long that dates to the 1st century (ostensibly the time of Christ). It was discovered by amateur archeologists in 1986 after three years of drought left it partially exposed in the mud. Today, it is displayed in the Yigal Allon Museum...

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Israel Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Israel.

Photo courtesy of Steve Paul56 via Flickr.

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