Project Description

Replica of the Ma’agan Michael Ship was built by Dimitris Maras. The ship that was built by Prof. Yaacov Kahanov and a team from University of Haifa, was launched on December 2016
The Ma’agan Michael Ship is a well-preserved 5th-century BCE boat discovered off the coast of Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, Israel, in 1985. The ship was excavated and its timber immersed in preservation tanks at the University of Haifa, undergoing a seven-year process of impregnation by heated polyethylene glycol (PEG). In March 1999, the boat was reassembled and transferred to a dedicated wing built at the Hecht Museum, on the grounds of the university. The boat has provided researchers with insights into ancient methods of shipbuilding and the evolution of anchors.Ma’agan Michael boat on display at the Hecht Museum in Haifa