Sea of Galilee Museum Opens Its Doors

Blog 1 Comment

A unique museum now awaits the visitor to Israel—Beit Ha-Oganim (House of the Anchors). Located at Kibbutz Ein Gev on the Sea of Galilee’s eastern shore, the new museum’s exhibits are a delight to the eye and a learning experience par excellence.

Mendel Nun points to a drawing on the exterior of the new museum. The drawing (of a boat’s prow) was made from a bas-relief found in a twenty-ninth century B.C. Egyptian tomb. Note the stone anchor near the fisherman on the boat’s deck. Nun is standing next to a huge anchor-shaped cult stone. Hanging above is a normal-sized anchor.
Revised: 24-September-2020

Kibbutz Ein Gev member Mendel Nun (1918-2010) devoted most of his adult life to studying ancient fishing on the Sea of Galilee, and was the foremost authority on this subject. With the opening of Beit Ha-Oganim, Nun realized his dream of establishing a museum that not only would house his collection of antiquities, but also instill in others his love for the Sea of Galilee and its history.

Premium Members
If you are not a Premium Member, please consider becoming one starting at $10/month (paid monthly) or only $5/month (paid annually):

One Time Purchase Rather Than Membership
Rather than a membership, you may also purchase access to this entire page for $1.99 USD. (If you do not have an account select "Register & Purchase.")

Login & Purchase
For information about museum visits, write or phone: Yoel Ben-Yosef, Beit Ha-Oganim, 14940 Kibbutz Ein Gev, Israel (Tel. 972-6-758998).
This article originally appeared in issue 48 of the Jerusalem Perspective magazine. Click on the image above to view a PDF of the original magazine article.

Comments 1

  1. Pingback: JP Articles: Mendel Nun | Online

Leave a Reply

  • David N. Bivin

    David N. Bivin

    David N. Bivin is founder and editor of Jerusalem Perspective. A native of Cleveland, Oklahoma, U.S.A., Bivin has lived in Israel since 1963, when he came to Jerusalem on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship to do postgraduate work at the Hebrew University. He studied at the Hebrew…
    [Read more about author]

  • Online Hebrew Course

    Want to learn Hebrew? Check out our online Hebrew course Aleph-Bet: Hebrew Reading and Writing for Christians in 17 Easy Lessons.

  • JP Content