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Minoan ship to ply Greek seas for first time in 3,500 years
Discovery Channel ^ | Fri Oct 3, 2003 4:41 AM ET | editors

Posted on 07/25/2004 7:54:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Since no wreck of a Minoan ship has ever been found, Apostolos Kourtis has had to start from scratch, relying on ancient drawings and using the same methods as the Minoans... With no wreck to provide a model, his four-strong team had to turn to historical sources for help. Frescos unearthed in excavations on the nearby volcanic island of Santorini proved valuable... The 17-metre long and 3.80-metre wide ship with its round-shaped trunk looks like a traditional fishing boat as it emerges in a dockyard in the Cretean city of Chania. It is due to be launched for the first time on December 1... The ship's name remains a closely guarded secret, but it will be carved on the hull in Minoans' linear B, one of Greece's oldest alphabets.

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1 posted on 07/25/2004 7:54:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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3 posted on 07/02/2006 6:57:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006.)
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Apostolos Kourtis, Chania:
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4 posted on 07/02/2006 7:13:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Replica of 3,300-year-old shipwreck arrives in Bodrum [ Uluburun II ]
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Apostolos Kourtis image search:
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6 posted on 05/27/2007 8:35:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 26, 2007.)
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7 posted on 08/17/2008 2:47:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Apostolos Kourtis stands next to the nearly completed replica of a Minoan ship from 3,500 years ago. With no wrecks to work from Kourtis and his team hd to turn to historical sources for help to build the 17-metre long, 3.80 metre wide replica(AFP/File/Fayez Nureldine)
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