Permanent Exhibition of Ancient Shipbuilding

Main exhibit is the replica of ship from Minoan era, the experimental model, tools and materials used, as well as a complete series of photos showing the stages of construction and the experimental voyage.

Reconstruction

The rebuilding of the Minoan Ship, decided by the Maritime Museum of Crete, is part of an integrated 4-year (2001-2004) Experimental Naval Archeology research program, implemented in accordance with all scientific ethics rules and with the use of authentic materials, tools and processes of the era in question...

Shipbuilding

Building stages: In December 2002 the ship was originally built in the area of the eastern Venetian canals in the port of Chania. The technical support of the shipbuilding was commissioned by the Maritime Museum of Crete to a local traditional shipyard. So on December 1st at an official event the keel was placed in the shipbuilding bed...

Experimental Voyage

The purpose of the experimental voyage was to prove that the ship resulting from the shipbuilding was not only beautiful but also able to sail so the correctness of the research approach could be tested in practice...

Supporters

1. Ethical Support. Since the beginning of the initiative from NMC, a strong moral support of eminent members of society took place, resulting in the formation of a Program Honorary Committee (see ST4-1). It was tjey who gave the power to the Board for the difficult and bold start ...

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