I saw this a few years after it was discovered– in a completely plain and dull room at a kibbutz. It’s really quite amazing.
Ken Dark of the University of Reading says that the well-known “the Sea of Galilee boat,” a 2,000-year-old boat discovered in 1986 and housed in the Yigal Alon Museum, had come from the shores of this town. Other artifacts, such as weights and stone anchors, suggest an involvement with fishing. Limestone vessels often associated with Jewish purity practices during the Roman period were unearthed, in addition to an altar made of light-gray limestone that may have been used by polytheists. “This settlement may have contained masonry buildings, some with mosaic floors and architectural stonework,” Dark wrote in the journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly.
And more. Via Tom Bolin on the fb.