Issue 1, 2016

A. A. Belov

New Light on the Construction of the Egyptian Baris as per Herodotus' Narrative (2.96)

The description of the Nilotic freighter baris by Herodotus has long been recognized as being very important for the study of Egyptian shipbuilding in general and for that of the Late Period in particular. New archaeological finds from Thonis-Heracleion help better understanding this rare document. The text of Herodotus turns out to be very precise in spite of the originality of the described boatbuilding technique. The new archaeological material discussed in the article confirms that the description of Herodotus was made by an eye-witness.

Herodotus, Late Period in Egypt, Ancient Shipbuilding, Underwater Archaeology

Original language — English.

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