2000 year old sewn ship found in Croatia

Reconstruction of a seagoing sewn ship - Murman shnjaka.

Reconstruction of a seagoing sewn ship - Murman shnjaka.

Well, as I have just returned from Croatian Island of Cres (where I have been on survey – more about that later) I found this.. and could do with a find like tht myself!! Pity I can’t stand doing more than paddling!

http://www.sindhtoday.net/news/1/14498.htm

read the whole article above

Archaeologists have found an ancient sewn ship over 2000 years old in Novalia, Croatia.

According to a report in Archaeological Discovery, the ship was found in the Caska Bay on the Island of Pag, near Novalja.

The lower part of the ship was found, body panels, ship skeleton and stitches, which the panels were connected with.

The research, which was organized by the city of Novalja in cooperation with the Zadar University and the French national institute for scientific research, was led by professor Zdenko Brusic from the Zadar University.

“In Roman times, Novalja was known for its port accommodation and was located on the old sea route from Greece to northern Italy and central Europe. The ships would wait in Novalja for suitable winds and because of that a town developed there that had various suitable services,” said Brusic.

 

see more about the sewn boat here, as well as images (like the one shown above) here

http://www.foteviken.se/sewnboat/boat/

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