Vikings: Longships

Viking Drekkar, ship's prow a menacing beast to ward off the terrible sea monsters of Norse mythology.

Merchant ships eventually were armed and double decked.  The upper deck offered some protection from pirate or enemy missiles and also increased   cargo capacity.  Merchant ships carried rostra, but usually not of the size or strength of those on the warships.  The Phoenicians were great innovators in ship design, but their ships were soon copied (or in the case of the Romans, copied much later).

Merchant ships eventually were armed and double decked. The upper deck offered…

Boat. Dynasty 12, early reign of Amenemhat I from tomb of Meketre. Thebes 1981-1975 BCE

Traveling Boat with Slaves rowing. Dynasty early reign of Amenemhat I from tomb of Meketre.

egyptian ARTifacts

My grade students finished up our final project inspired by Ancient Egyptian art.

Model of Egyptian boat

Ancient Egyptian model of a funerary boat. The boat carries the mummy of the deceased under the canopy.

Model of a Mycenaean ship

Model of a Mycenaean (Bronze age Etruscan) ship

The Stella Noviomagi, the seaworthy replica of a Roman wine ship in harbour at Trier (Augusta Treverorum), Germany.

The Stella Noviomagi, the seaworthy replica of a Roman wine ship in harbour at Trier (Augusta Treverorum), Germany, with a Roman patrol vessel next to it--the Frankish raiders may have used similar vessels.

This is a boat illustrating how the Greeks traveled to places like Asia Minor, Egypt, the islands of the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean seas. They used boats like this for many purposes like war, shipping, or traveling, as it states in the book.

This is a boat illustrating how the Greeks traveled to places like Asia Minor, Egypt, the islands of the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean seas, As it states in the book.

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