3D LIBRARIES OF SHIPS

General Description

One of the basic aims of iMARECULTURE project was the development of a 3D library of ancient (classical era) ships. Thought this page, this task will facilitate researchers to have access on the 3D models of three ancient ships, created based on scientific publications and 2D drawings. All models presented below have been simplified, mainly for computational aspects, but we expect that soon computing power will allow us to further refine models with more detail. The main scope of these models is to intrigue public interest and hopefully raise awareness to ancient world seafaring history and why not…, inspire a future generation of nautical archaeologists. The secondary scope of these 3D models is to be used by scholars, as an open source library. If you use these models please site:

D. Skarlatos, P. Agrafiotis, T. Balogh, F. Bruno, F. Castro, B. Davidde Petriaggi, S. Demesticha, A. Doulamis, P. Drap, A. Georgopoulos, F. Kikillos, P. Kyriakidis, F. Liarokapis, C. Poullis, S. Rizvic, 2016. Project iMARECULTURE: Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritagE. International Conference on Cultural Heritage, Nov. 1-5, Nicosia. EuroMed 2016, 8th international conference. Lecture Notes for Computer Science – LNCS, SPRINGER VERLAG.

Available 3D ships

3D model of Ma’agan Michael ship
This detailed 3D model of the Ma’agan Michael ship was inspired on what we know from the archaeological record. There are two scholarly reconstructions of this hull. We based our model on the Jay Rosloff set of lines mainly for aesthetic reasons. Even though Henry Winters and Yaacov Kahanov produced a second set of lines, later and with more data, we decided to develop our model from Jay Rosloff’s drawings because they look more in tune with the iconography available for vessels of this period. There are several versions available in different formats.

3D model of Kyrenia Ship
This detailed 3D model of a late Classical ship was inspired of what we know from the archaeological record. There are several versions of this reconstructed vessel, available in different formats. The present model was developed based on J. Richard Steffy’s drawings, with kind permission of Susan Katzev.

Disclaimer

THE SOFTWARE AND DATA ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Credits

3D model of Ma’agan Michael ship

Credits:
Developed from a set of lines supplied by Jay Rosloff.

References and bibliography:

  1. Kahanov, Y. 1996. “Conflicting Evidence for Defining the Origin of the Ma’agan Michael Shipwreck.” In Tropis IV Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Ship Construction in Antiquity, edited by H. Tzalas, 245-48. Athens: Hellenic Institute for the Preservation of Nautical Tradition.
  2. Kahanov, Y. 1997. “Wood Conservation of the Ma’agan Mikhael shipwreck.” IJNA 26:316-329.
  3. Kahanov, Y. 1999. “The Metal Nails from the Ma’agan Michael Ship”, IJNA 28:277-88.
  4. Kahanov, Y., and P. Pomey. 2004. “The Greek Sewn Shipbuilding Tradition and the Ma’agan Mikhael Ship: A compassion with the Mediterranean Parallels from the Sixth to Fourth Centuries.” MM 90.1: 6-28.
  5. Linder, E. 1992. “Excavating an ancient merchantman”. In: Biblical Archaeology Review 18:24-35.
  6. Linder, E., and Y. Kahanov. 2003. The Ma’agan Mikhael Ship, A recovery of a 2400-Year-Old Merchantman, edited by E. Black. Vol. 1, Final Report. Jerusalem: Old City Press.
  7. Shalev, S., Y. Kahanov, C. Doherty. 1999. “Nails from a 2400 year old shipwreck: A study of copper in a marine archaeological environment.” JOM 51:14-17.

3D model of Kyrenia Ship

References and bibliography:

  1. Katzev, M. (1969). The Kyrenia Shipwreck. Expedition, 11(2), pp.55-59.
  2. Katzev, S. (2007). The ancient ship of Kyrenia beneath Cyprus seas. In: P. Valavanis and D. HArdy, ed., Great moment in Greek archaeology, 1st ed. [online] Oxford University Press, pp.286-299.
  3. Katzev, S. (2008). The Kyrenia Ship: her recent journey. Near Eastern Archaeology, 71(1-2), pp.76-81.
  4. Steffy, J. (1982). The reconstruction of the 11th century Serçe Liman vessel A preliminary report. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 11(1), pp.13-34.
  5. Steffy, J. (1985). The Kyrenia Ship: An Interim Report on Its Hull Construction. American Journal of Archaeology, 89(1), pp.71-101.
  6. Steffy, R. (1989). The roll of three-dimensional research in the Kyrenia Ship reconstruction. In: Tropis 1- 1st International Symposium on ship construction in antiquity. [online] Athens, pp.249-262.
  7. Steffy, R. (1994). Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks. 1st ed. Texas: Texas A & M University Press.