Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Ancient Boat: A Hundred-Word Story

Ancient boat

“Poseidon, what a downpour!” Antigonos closed the door and hung his dripping cloak near the hearth. “The water level’s rising like you wouldn’t believe.”

“Don’t swear, dear,” Daphne said. “Thank the gods the drought is over.”

“You’re right,” he said, giving her a hug. “We lost the old boat, though.”

“The one that’s been in your family for generations? The one we courted in?”

“Yes. First it sank in the mud, and then the water rose. It’s gone, love.”

“I’m sorry our grandchildren will never see it,” Daphne sighed, “but let’s hope that the sea never sinks that low again.”

Ancient boat 4

Ancient boat 3

Read about the discovery of the “Jesus Boat” and its decade-long preservation effort here.

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