Found a new, almost intact shipwrecks suggests that the Greek historian Herodotus was right in his over 2400 years old report. It writes The Guardian according to the Science.dk.
Herodotus went to Egypt and reported on several unusual - and until today, the fabled ships by the name of Baris, which sailed up and down the Nile.
because of the lack of archaeological evidence have scientists and scholars for several centuries, however, questioned whether the unusual ships ever existed.
the Discovery of the major shipwrecks suggest that Herodotus was very precise in his descriptions of the ships. It tells the archaeologist Damian Robinson, director of The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology.
- What we looked at was the same, as Herodotus described, tells Damian Robinson for The Guardian according to the Science.dk.
the Hull of the ship, which has been given the name 'ship 17'. Photo credit: Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation
It was only when we discovered this wreck, we realized that Herodotus was right, he continues.
With the excavation of what is now called the vessel 17, there is found a large, crescent-shaped hull of approximately 28 metres and a new, previously unknown form of construction of the thick planks, which are assembled with the pivots.
- It is a unique construction, as we have never seen before, tells Damian Robinson for The Guardian.
Around 70 percent of the hull is believed to be well preserved in the bottom of the Nile.
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