Ancient Boat Lab

Shared Heritage on the Historic Trade Routes

Throughout history, trade, culture and human development have emerged, flourished and converged in the Middle East. Facilitated by an expansive maritime tradition that linked the Arabian Gulf to Asia, Africa and Europe a rich heritage and complex cultural landscape has evolved around this cultural junction. Despite this, little is known about the construction and use of the earliest ships that enabled the long-distance oceanic travel that was the catalyst for globalization and a connected world.
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