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Several years ago (quite a few in fact...) I started building a 1:24 scale model of a reconstruction of an Athenian Trireme. The model is based on drawings produced by John Coats for building the full size reconstruction ("Olympias"). A number of trials were conducted with the ship in the 1980's, which have been published in a number of sources by the Trireme Trust. Well worth looking up. A fascinating example of experimental archaeology. I did have a blog running to record the model build (on this site I think?) but have not updated for a long time and I think it is no longer there. I have now reduced my working hours which has given me more time to progress the model over the last few months, so I thought it would be worth restarting the blog. I have just completed the framing for the canopy.
I just came across what I think is the most atmospheric (and useful for modellers of ancient vessels) video of the Olympias at sea - including footage of the rowers in action, showing the three levels very well, plus quite a bit with the Greek coast in the background - you could easily believe you'd been transported back to Ancient Greece.