Interesting article of 4th century drawings of pilgrimage ships arriving in the Holy Land. The port was in Gaza and the huge church where the pilgrims first arrived was in Rafah in the Negev Desert in Israel.

Imagine the difference in travel from pilgrims on rustic boats in the 400’s and the jets that arrive full of pilgrims in Tel Aviv today!

The pilgrims landed at the large port in Gaza on the Mediterranean Sea and took the half day walk to the Church in Rafah (I added a map in the article and link below). A good number of pilgrims scratched graffiti onto the rock walls depicting the ships that had brought them across the sea.

See the images and read the report here: file:///Users/SteveKRay/Downloads/Boats-in-Rahat-in-Negev.pdf