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Chronological classification

Bronze Age
Egypte pharaonique Minoens - Mycéniens Crete minoenne Syrie - Mésopotamie Grèce géométrique
Iron Age
Mésopotamie Grèce archaïque Grèce  classique
Hellenistic Period
Egypte hellénistique Grèce hellénistique Syrie hellénistique Italie pré-romaine Méditerranée occidentale
Roman Period
Rome répuplicaine Début de l'Empire romain Haut Empire romain


Olympias photo, athenian trireme reconstitution (1987)





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Illustrated knife from Al Azraq
Monoxyle pirogues
Early 3rd millenium
The mns boat
Late 3rd - early 2nd millenium
Peoples of the Sea
Engravings - 4th millenium


Minoan Crete

Minoan marine
Minoan writing signs
The disc from Phaistos
Minoan sceals : ship-bird
Minoan sceals : cycladic type
Minoan sceals : curved symetrical ships
Minoan sceals : ship with drift aileron
Minoan sceals : symetrical angular ship
Minoan sceals : diverse types
Minoan sceals : schematic representations
Minoan sceals : rafts
Minoan models
Paints on a Sarcophagus from Hagia Triada
Minoan graffiti
Scenery on minoan potteries


Minoans - Mycenians

Mycenian marine
Model from Appolonia
Lead models from Naxos
Model from Palaikastro
Ships from Dorak
Mycenian models
Model from Ampharaion
Paints on vases and sarcophagus
Mycenian paints from Cyprus
Engravings from Naxos
Graffiti from Dramesi (Beotia)
Graffiti from Cyprus
Drawing from Orchomene
Ships from Akrotiri (Thera)
The Syros type
Mycenian vase from Skyros
Pyxis from Tragana
Rython from Cyprus


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Syria - Near East

Sceal from Cyprus
Sceals from Mesopotamia
Model from Byblos
Model from Ugarit
Models from Cyprus
Syrian ships from Egypt
Sculptures from Sumer
Graffito from Kition (Cyprus)






Geometrical Greece

Post-mycenian marine
Geometrical Greece marine
Model from Fortetsa
The Athenian golden ship
Brooches from Beotia
Firedog from Argos
Geometrical Crater from Ischia
Crater from Cnossos
Vase from Khaniale Tekke
The pseudo-dière from British Museum
The Dipylon group with tolet
The Dipylon group without tolet
The Dipylon group : sight in profile
"X-rays" sight
The skyphos from Eleusis
The oenoché from Copenhagen
Crater from Megara Hyblaea
Crater from New York
Schematization tendancy
Evolution to realism
The bireme apparition
The bireme of Toronto
Ceramic from Peloponnese
Ceramic from Turquey
Bronze relief from Ida cave


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Syria - Mesopotamia

Cylindrical sceals
Relief of IXth century
Coins from Arados (V-IV c. BC)
Coins from Sidon (V-IV c. BC)


Archaic Greece

Archaic Greece marine
Oil lamp from Athens
Attic grafitto on a tile
The classical attic pentecontores
Arcesilas dish
Peintures proto-Attiques from Athens
The vase "François" (Chiusi)
The Athena painter vase
Monères on attic dinoi
Monères on attic dishes
Monères on attic craters
Monères on various attic ceramics
Dières on attic dinoi
Attic ceramics with ships on the sides
Dionysian tanks




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Hellenistic Egypt

Graffiti from Alessandria


Hellenistic Greece

Greek intaglio
Grafitti from Delos
The Ptoleme II’s Isis
Bottians Coins (II c. BC)


Hellenistic Syria

Seal from Sidon.
Bas-relief of Palmyr
Coins from Arados (IV-I c. BC)
Coins from Carne (end III c. BC)
Coins from Dora
Coins from Marathus (III c. BC)
Coins from Sidon (IV-I c. BC)
Coins from Tripoli (III c. BC. - Ier c. ap. J.-C.)
Coins from Tyr (II c. BC - Ist c. AD)
Coins from uncertain origin
Coins from Berytus


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Pre-roman Italy

Etruscan miror
Etruscan beetles





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Republican Rome

Roman marine origine
Paints from Herculanum
Paints from Pompei
Paints from Sirmione
Mosaic and bas-relief from Preneste
Bas-reliefs from Pompei
Sculptures from Osti
Italian graffiti and sculptures
Roman graffiti and sculptures
Dishes from Cales (250-180 BC)
Roman coins (IVth-IInd century)
Coins of the end of the Republic
Coins of Sextus Pompee
Coins from Gaul (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Italy (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Sicily (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Mauretania (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Crete-Cyrenaic (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Greece (Ist c. BC)
Antoine’s coins (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Black Sea (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Macedonia (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Asia (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Syria (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Judea (Ist c. BC)
Coins from Alexandria (Ist c. BC)


Early Roman Empire

Boats on "intailles"
Model from Sparte
Oil lamps
Model from Beth Maré
Model from St Aldegund
Sculptures from Pouzzoles
Coins from Alexandria (Ist c. AD)
Documents of unknown origin
Orange arch
Italian documents
Relief from Medicaneli collection
Graffiti from Pompei
Coins from Betica (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Tarraco (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Greece (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Thrace (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Bithynia and Pont (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Asia (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Syria (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Judea (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Rhodes (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Cilicia (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Arados (Ist c. AD)
Coins from Sidon (Ist c. AD)


Imperial Rome

Paints from Ostie
Mosaics from Ostie
Mosaics from Themetra
Mosaics from Dougga
Mosaics from Tunisia
Mosaics from Sousse
Mosaics form Utica
Mosaics from Carthage
Mosaics from El Alia
Relief from Neumagen
Sculptures from Turquey
The Trajan Column
Italian sculptures (II-III AD)
The boat from Sidon
Bas-reliefs from the East of the Empire
Sarcophagus from Ostia
Greec steles
Sculptures from Africa
Sculptures from Rome
Grafitti di Palestina
Grafitti from Africa
Hadrian Coins
Coins from Turquey
Diocletian and Maximian’ coins
Coins of Late Empire
Mosaic from England
Coins from Arados (I-II c. AD)
Coins from Sidon (IIIrd c. AD)
Coins from Tripoli (II-III c. AD)
Coins from Tyr (II c. AD)



Each illustration comprise explication, datation, localisation, bibliographical source, the reference in the book : L. Basch, Le musée imaginaire de la marine antique, Athènes, 1987.


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