Friday, January 22, 2010

The Jewel of Muscat: Recreating a 9th Century Ship

Vista of Sur, Oman. Reconstructed 16th century...Image via Wikipedia
The Jewel of Muscat is a 9th-century Arab sailing ship being built in Oman. It will be sailing to Singapore. The design of the ship is s based on a range of historical sources, including the findings of the Belitung Wreck, which was discovered in 1998.The website covers the background and construction of the ship as well as some great time lapse videos. There is an education section as well.
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