Issue 1, 2017

Alexander A. Belov

Ancient Egyptian ships’ graveyard from Heracleion

More than 60 Ancient Egyptian ships found on the site of Thonis-Heracleion considerably expand available data on local shipbuilding techniques during the Late (664–332 BC) and Ptolemaic (332–30 BC) Periods. The majority of ships belong to the baris-type as described in Herodotus 2.96. The first part of the article presents the site of Thonis-Heracleion and main hypotheses on how this ships’ graveyard has been formed. The second part is an attempt to determine the space of these ships’ navigation.

ancient shipbuilding, ancient navigation, ancient ports, Nile’s Delta, Thonis-Heracleion, Herodotus, Late Period, Ptolemaic Period.

Original language — Russian.

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