The Phoenician Ship Expedition

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  1. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    "Over two and a half thousand years ago one of the greatest journeys in mankind's history began on the Egyptian shores of the Red Sea. Greek Historian Herodotus tells us how, in 600 BC, Phoenician mariners achieved the first circumnavigation of Africa, a voyage into unknown waters previously considered too dangerous to attempt.

    In 2008-2009 a reconstruction of a Phoenician / Mediterranean trading vessel, built at the ancient Phoenician port of Arwad, will embark on a journey to re-trace the Phoenicians' route around Africa. Re-creating this historical voyage is the major objective of the Phoenician Ship Expedition."

    http://www.phoenicia.org.uk/index.htm

    Interesting to see the old traditional building method, laying the (light!) frames after the hull shell is built.

    http://www.phoenicia.org.uk/educating-photo-gallery.htm

    Cheers.
     

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  2. DrKungPao
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    That sounds like a freaking wicked project!
     
  3. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    I'm surprised about your statement. Could you explain why you think it's wicked?
     
  4. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    I've allways been excited in "wicked" projects:D If just had the time I'd like to join the crew...
    Hanno rules!
     
  5. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Guillermo 'tis a translation problem, in this case 'wicked' means anything but - try exciting, fantastic, interesting, great......something really great to do .....in fact wicked!! see what I mean?

    Mike
     
  6. Butch .H
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    Butch .H Senior Member

    or as we say in SA . BAKGAT, MOOI ,MOERSE
     
  7. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    Thanks for the explanation Mike.
    I'm sorry for my poor english.

    Cheers.
     

  8. Boston

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    that is really slick
    thanks for the read
    B
     
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