Saturday, March 10, 2012
Project launched to build replica of boat
A project to build a replica of the Dover Bronze Age boat has been launched.
The archaeological research project, called Boat 1550 BC, brings together seven partners from the UK, Belgium and France to build a replica of the 3,500-year-old boat which was discovered below Townwall Street, during the building of the A20, 20 years ago (pictured below).
Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Canterbury Christ Church University are playing key roles in the two-and-a-half-year long project, which culminates with the sea-launch of the boat and a major touring exhibition.
Apart from serious academic research, the project is intended to capture the popular imagination of those living in the Transmanche region, especially children and young people, and inspire them to explore our shared ancient past and common heritage.
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