Rooms:    Selected room: The ship model
· Museo delle Anfore · San Benedetto del Tronto · ©2008 ·  



In the last hall, attention is soon focused on the reconstruction, in a near real scale, of the skeleton of an “Oneraria Roman ship” (a merchant boat), sank near Marseilles, whose reconstruction project is described in details.
The ship model is used not only to illustrate the techniques of shipbuilding but also to show how a cargo of amphorae were stored into a ship.
Various detailed panels also describe different types of Roman ships and the many aspects relating to 'ancient navigation'.