Raising Sail in Third Millennium B.C. Egypt

By Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr., published February 1960


The article consists of an explanation of the masting, rigging and sail methods of the ships of ancient Egypt covering the third through sixth dynasties. A must read for any ship modeler who contemplates building an ancient Egyptian ship in order to understand the masting and rigging methods used during that time.   A complete explanation of the uses of the lines and methods of raising the mast and sail is convincingly provided.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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