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First encountered this ship in the seminal Ships of the Pharaohs by Björn Landström. More recently I saw again the well know relief from Sahure's grave complex in Shelley Wachsmann's Seagoing Ships & Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant. Amati has long now provided a kit for this ship, mostly based on Landström's plans, with a few oversimplifications as usual. Started out with forming a basic mold for the hull shape, over which I built the hull shape. The wood used is Linden, stained with a reddish teak water stain and then treated with tung oil.
Egyptology: The Byblos-ship. or "Do herons quack?" Ruing the scarcity of ancient sea-faring vessel kits in wood, I thought I would try the Egyptian trader vessel (the so-called Byblos-ship) of the early Bronze Age which I could add alongside my 3C BC pentekontoros. Ancient boat models like these are sadly few and far between, despite there being a potential market for them now that PC games like Rome Total War II, Europa Universalis IV, Fields of Glory II and the like have made these boats somewhat familiar this past decade. Oh well, fingers crossed.