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Framing was secured to the shell planking by copper spikes, which had tapered square shanks and large, shallow-domed heads. These spikes are driven up pine dowels into prepared holes bored through plank and framing. The points of the spikes were clenched over and driven back into the face of the framing. Aerial view of modern Peiraieus, the port of Athens, looking north-west. The larger commercial harbour, Kantharos, is top left. Zea and Mounychia, the two smaller harbours with the ship sheds, are seen centre and right respectively and served as the military harbours of ancient Athens.

But the last Athenian vessel, finding itself closely followed by a Leukadian trireme, rounded a merchantman anchored off shore and rammed the Leukadian amidships. 4) - while others ran aground in ignorance of the coast. Encouraged by this, the other Athenian ships swept out to re-engage, and after a brief resistance, the Peloponnesians fled, losing six vessels in the process. G: THE FINAL SEA BATTLE IN THE GREAT HARBOUR AT SYRACUSE, 413 BC The largest single expedition that Athens mounted in the Peloponnesian War was to Sicily in 415 BC, consisting of 134 triremes.

The fourth finger and thumb are not used. This technique required the use of a leather bracer on the left forearm, the bow being held in the left hand, to protect it from the backlash of the bowstring. Leather 'shooting tabs' to protect the archer's fingers from the bowstring were also The 'Two Thrones' of Xerxes, as seen from ancient Salamis town. On this 70m (230ft) high eminence, the Great King established his command post. Here was set the famous golden throne, above the uncompleted mole from which he had intended to bridge the sea to Salamis.

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