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From The Maritime History Podcast on March 27, 2019, 1:37 a.m. (unread)

Mini Ep - Ship 17 at Thonis-Heracleion (Baris_Mini-sode.mp3?dest-id=214336)

In this first of what will be ongoing mini-episodes, we examine the discovery and study of Ship 17 at the ancient Egyptian city of Thonis-Heracleion. After running through the history of this city and it's significance to maritime history, we then read a passage from Herodotus where he describes a baris ship that he saw during his tour of ancient Egypt. We conclude by looking at the archaeological work being done in Thonis-Heracleion by Franck Goddio and Alexandar Belov. Ship 17 in particular has been largely excavated, measured, and thoroughly studied. This rather large ancient Egyptian cargo vessel seems to almost entirely line up with the 'baris' passage from Herodotus, so Ship 17 appears to be the first baris ship to have been discovered in ancient Egypt.

An artistic treatment of the discovered shipwreck. The upper half of the model illustrates the wreck as excavated. Below this, unexcavated areas are mirrored to pro­duce a complete vessel outline. Photograph: Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

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From The Register on March 27, 2019, 1:17 a.m. (unread)

VP Mike Pence: I want Americans back on the Moon by 2024 (or before the Chinese get there)

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From BBC News - UK Politics on March 27, 2019, 12:55 a.m. (unread)

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From The Register on March 27, 2019, 12:17 a.m. (unread)

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From The Register on March 26, 2019, 11:17 p.m. (unread)

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From Our Fake History on March 26, 2019, 10:54 p.m. (unread)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Upcoming Shows! (Announcement_-_podcast_hiatus_2019.mp3?dest-id=367678)

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From The Register on March 26, 2019, 10:17 p.m. (unread)

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From BBC News - UK Politics on March 26, 2019, 9:51 p.m. (unread)

Derek Hatton withdraws bid to rejoin Labour Party

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From on March 26, 2019, 12:24 a.m. (unread)

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