How the obelisks reached Rome: evidence of Roman double‐ships

@article{Wirsching2000HowTO,
  title={How the obelisks reached Rome: evidence of Roman double‐ships},
  author={Armin Wirsching},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29},
  pages={273 - 283}
}
  • A. Wirsching
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • History
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
The Egyptians transported obelisks to Alexandria for the last time shortly before 30 BC. The Romans learned from them after their annexation of Egypt in that year. In 13/12 BC two obelisks were transported from Heliopolis to Alexandria under Roman supervision. The hypothesis put forward is that in the light of this experience the Romans constructed a special sea‐going version of the Nile vessels for onward transport to Rome—a double‐ship with three hulls. © 2000 The Nautical Archaeology Society 
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