Le Navire Mnš et Autres Notes de Voyage en Egypte

By Lucien Basch, published May 1978


Under Ramses II and III (c.1200 BC) the Egyptians used a type of merchant ship called a mnš which, although built in their own shipyards, appear to have been of Syrian design.  Ship graffiti and stone anchors found at Karnak point to a greater complexity in the design development of these vessels but unfortunately they are not easy to date with any certainty.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

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