Balanghai as a war canoe. Watercolor rendering
from a print by Noe Trayvilla, artist, Miagao.
In the JR Matias collection

Balanghai, Borobudur, Phoenicia and the Morgan: Reconstructing and celebrating our ancient maritime heritage
By poseidonsciences, on December 16th, 2010

The science of reconstructing ancients ships and sailing them to validate myths and legends of the past are passions that are taking hold in recent years. This essay chronicles the reconstructions of several ancient ships: the balanghai, Borobudur, Phoenicia…..

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