Egyptian Shipping of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties

By Eric Marx, published February 1946


During the eighteenth dynasty Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power. It traded extensively throughout the Eastern Mediterranean and, although the Nile was the great internal highway, seagoing vessels were essential. Marx’s studies of wall carvings, tomb paintings, ship models and literature help build a picture of these ships. His research identifies numerous types of trading vessel, for example on the Nile there were two different types of passenger vessel and two for cargo carrying. He also highlights the basics of design of the various vessels and how they evolved over the centuries.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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