Ship of Mycenaean period
Τhe collapse of the Minoan civilization in 1600 BC, followed by the «Dark Ages». During this era there are no data on the development of shipbuilding.
In Mycenaean times however, an intense strong shipbuilding activity is observed. Many representations that found on ancient vases, depict, for example, ships with common characteristics. For instance, the fore post is so particularly elevated, that in several representations surpasses even the height of the mast.
Ships with the same characteristics, there are on representations found in Egypt. What is particularly interesting, is the ship of Cheops, which was discovered in 1954 and is kept in excellent condition.
The ship has a long careen and sharply curved the stern’s ending, depicting the tail of a bird. While the elongated and straight bow’s ending, is decorated with a bird’s head.