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AdriaS Case study 7: Ships of Nin

Two mediaeval ships, sunk on purpose at the entrance to the inner lagoon of Nin

Period: Middle Ages

The two well-preserved hulls were documented during three campaigns preceding the raising of the finds in 1974. After ten years of conservation treatment the boats were put on display in the local museum. The two floating replicas attempted to reconstruct the original ship’s lines and succeeded in achieving the stability of the boat. Thanks to advanced recording methods and the accurate examination of iconographic and archaeological evidence, outcomes of this task will be development of an alternative reconstruction of the ships’ lines and the explanation of the shipbuilding sequence. The activities will result in a virtual 3D model, the line drawings, and an article published in the relevant international peer-reviewed journal.