Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ship It

Germany DE-4206018 received 05-16-2015

Sent by: viatrix
From: Kaisterslautern, Germany
ID number: DE-4206018
Notes: This ship, a navis lusoria, is housed at the Museum of Ancient Seafaring in Mainz, Germany.  The museum opened in 1994 in an old enginehouse.  The ship is a replica of a troop transport used during the later years of the Roman Empire.  It held 30 soldier-oarsmen, and was used primarily on the Rhine and Danube Rivers.  The museum also has the remains of four original navis lusoria ships, which were unearthed in 1981 during excavations for the construction of a Hilton Hotel.

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