Garo Nalbandian

The waters of the Sea of Galilee have risen since ancient times, and the remains of most of the harbors are usually underwater. But when the waters recede, author Mendel Nun scours the shore, searching for the tell-tale remains of ancient ports. In this photograph, a line of basalt boulders juts into the waters at Tabgha, where Peter and Andrew once fished. A small stone church commemorates the site where, according to tradition, Jesus called to his first disciples: “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1:17; Matthew 4:19).