Author Results for R.H. Dolley

The ‘Nef’ Ships of the Ravenna Mosaics

By R.H. Dolley

This paper describes a small part of the ship mosaics in the church of San Giovanni Evangilista, Ravenna. Many of the mosaics have been studied and recorded, but this small fragment has previously been overlooked. The author describes a part of the mosaics which portray a group of small Nef ships, notes the similarities in […] Read More

Filed under: Late Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Art & Music

Meteorology in the Byzantine Navy

By R.H. Dolley

The second and third texts derived from a common manuscript Venet, published in the early years of the twentieth century by the great Greek Byzantinist Spyridon Lambros, have a common subject. They both expand the meteorological systems used in two of the most important Byzantine naval commands. Whilst Lambros attempted to date the documents on […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

The Rig of Early Medieval Warships

By R.H. Dolley

Readers of Greek will benefit the most from this examination of early documents carried out in order to identify the earliest use of lateen rig on sailing vessels. The period is eventually determined as probably sixth century A.D. Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design