Corbita Sailboat

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 05 January 2022

Roman marble relief showing a small two-masted coastal sailing vessel called corbita, as well as its sailour. Found at Carthage and possibly made in Africa Proconsularis (modern-day Tunisia) circa 200 CE.

Corbita boats had two sails, most likely made out of cloth and leather reinforcement at the corners. Boats such as this would have carried out significant amounts of trading around the Mediterraneanan, sailing in coastal waters from harbour to harbour.

British Museum, London, UK. GR 1850.3-4.32.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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