In 1986 a pair of amateur archaeologists discovered bits of a 1st century CE
wooden fishing boat poking out on a shoreline that had been lowered by a
three-year drought. The fragile 28-foot craft was excavated in 11 days and
subjected to a heroic preservation effort that culminated in it's display in a
lovely facility in Ginosar.
Although dubbed the "Jesus Boat" and likely similar to vessels of Jesus' time,
there is no reason to believe that Jesus had anything to do with this boat or
that the craft even dates from Jesus' short lifetime. Nevertheless, it's a
fascinating artifact that literally gives bones to biblical stories whose
humanity can get lost in symbolism and theological practice.