Ship 17 a baris from Thonis-Heracleion [Hardback]

Alexander Belov(Author)

ISBN: 9781905905362 | Published by: Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology | Series: Ships and boats of the Canopic Region in Egypt | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 152p, H12 x W8.4, 150
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Ship 17 a baris from Thonis-Heracleion


The author presents a detailed analysis of the construction of ship 17, a Late Period vessel discovered by Franck Goddio and a team from the Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine during underwater excavations at Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken city in Aboukir Bay, Egypt. Drawing upon Herotodotus' description of boat-building, the author concludes that ship 17 is a baris-boat and highlights its specifically Egyptian method of assembly.

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""Very accessible and easy to read despite the technicality of the subject, the book testifies to a careful and quality edition. […] a fundamental work that every library, any specialist in naval archaeology and anyone interested in Egyptology must possess.""

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology ()

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