Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Phoenicia has landed

VIDEO: Replica of Ancient Ship Docks in Miami (6 South Florida). That ship is, of course, the Good Ship Phoenicia, which docked in Miami, Florida, on Monday afternoon.

Her four-and-a-half-month voyage from Carthage demonstrates that the ancient Phoenicians had the shipbuilding technology to travel to the Americas. Whether they did or not is another matter. I have seen no credible evidence that they did. The coverage of the event in this video is appropriately cautious.

Congratulations to the Phoenica and her crew on an impressive, successful expedition.

Background on her latest voyage, as well as her circumnavigation of Africa in 2008-2010, is here and many links.

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