Skip to comments.VIDEO: 2,000-year-old Roman sewn boat discovered under Poroc waterfront
Posted on 05/04/2020 9:10:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Istrian archaeologists have excavated an ancient wooden boat dating back two thousand years from under the Poroc waterfront.
The archaeological finding, the biggest in the last 30 years, is significant because the boat is well preserved and has many elements that are very rarely seen...
The ancient wooden boat was found at the very end of the Poroc waterfront at the Porta de mar site, at the intersection of the waterfront with Cardo Maximus street near the former Kompas building.
This is the third such boat found on the mainland in Istria and the first in Poroc. The other two were found in Pula. The boat was made by a sewing technique, which was characteristic of the northern Adriatic area.
"It is a Roman sewn ship from the 1st century AD. The technique of sewing the ship is known from earlier periods, from the time of Histra. One of the oldest boats of this type was found at the site of Zambratija near Umag. This specimen from Poroc is one of three boats found on land that are not part of an underwater archaeological survey," Bartolic Sirotic, an archaeologist from the Regional Museum of Poroc, told Jutarnji list...
The discovered boat is five meters long, although an archeologist revealed to Jutarnji list that it was in fact a bit longer. It is 1.70 meters wide and had a sail. It was well preserved because it was at a certain depth in the soil and could not be penetrated by oxygen. Certainly, a significant role in its conservation was played by the sludge with which it was covered.
(Excerpt) Read more at croatiaweek.com ...
This is cool.
The rope caulk sown into the hull was interesting.
Wait a second, the boat was found on the waterfront? You mean the coastline hasn’t changed in 2000 years? Another proof the GW is a hoax...
Thanks for posting!! I saved the source site to my home page - hopefully we will visit Croatia next year.
It could have been a contender.
Cardo Maximus street was the location of the very first Zoomba class.
Ancient boats which were sewn together often make for interesting threads.
It’s condition could best be described as so so.
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Where in the world did you ever find a 2000 year old video?
Porec is worth a visit. It has a basilica of St. Euphrasius which has beautiful early medieval mosaics—like those in Ravenna but not as many. Down the coast is Pula which has a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, a small Roman temple to Augustus, and a very nice archaeological museum. A few miles north of Pula there is a ferry to the Briuni islands where Tito had a vacation resort which is open to tourists—interesting place. When I was there you could take a ride around the main island and some of the exotic animals which had been given to Tito by visiting foreign dignitaries were still there, and there are some Roman ruins.
This thread is sinking already.
Dunno, a stitch in trireme saves nine...
It was on Alpha Lo-Fi, which was what people used before Beta Hi-fi.
ah i see- low quality video then- kinda like all the UFO and Bigfoot Videos we see today then lol
"Bi - Bo" eweeie decimal system
lol gotta admit- ya lost me on that one?
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