Merchant Vessels and Pleasure Craft

Ancient Ships in Art History: Merchant Vessels and Pleasure Craft of the Greek Islands as Depicted in Ancient Greek Art Merchant Vessels and Pleasure Craft of the 2nd and 1st Millennia BCE as shown in ancient art. At the time when ancient histories were not recorded in the written word it is archeology and art history that give us insight into the nature of the ancient world. Artifacts found in situ their characteristics and the comparative analysis of these items along with the scientific clues they give us are the threads of evidence that lead us to new conclusions about the times and places where these items were made and used ... Both archeology and art history are disciplines that lead to powers of observation, records keeping , memory banks of comparative data and the art of deductive reasoning. As a prime example of this concept we are fortunate to have a moment frozen in time on the island of Santorini, which was covered by the volcanic eruption of Thera in approximately 1625 BCE.

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