Saturday, December 13, 2008

Describe their ships which were used in sea battle.

Did you know the Egyptian ships were made of wooden planks, pegged and lashed together? Egyptian sailors could take the ships apart, then carry them over land, then put them back together at the next body of water. This would have been useful if you were on a tight schedule, and had to deliver many soldiers and supplies. Ships were propelled by sail and rowing oarsmen. I'll bet they were tired after doing all that rowing. The ships were guided by steering oars. On the front of the ship they had a battering ram so they could run into enemy ships and sink them. This must have been an effective way of sinking ships in the ancient world.

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