3600 years ago the female pharaoh Hatshepsut organized a trading expedition down the Red Sea to the distant Land of Punt.
That expedition is commemorated on the walls of her mortuary temple at Luxor, and formed the basis for an ambitious re-creation and sailing of one of the vessels depicted.
Through images and video, Tom Vosmer will provide background to Hatshepsut and her contemporary Egyptian society, explore the science, archaeology and art behind the reconstruction, describe the challenges and solutions of the reconstruction, as well as the performance of the vessel.
Dr Tom A. Vosmer presents at BOATFEST 2018
Saturday 13 October 2018| 4.00pm
$20.00 per person
Hart’s Mill FLour Shed | MUNDY STREET, POrt Adelaide
Port Adelaide BOATFEST is pleased to present Dr Tom Vosmer for a unique presentation on his travels and studies in Egypt and their amazing relationships with wooden boats throughout history. This rare opportunity to hear an Australian expert speak in this field cannot be understated.
Tom has a link to Port Adelaide in 1982-1989 where he founded and ran wooden boat-building business, Ancient Mariner Boatworks, doing repairs and restorations as well as new construction. He worked for W G Porter helping to build the ‘One and All’, before moving to Fremantle in 1990 for his Maritime Archeological Studies cumulating in his PHD in 2007.
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Dr. Thomas A. Vosmer | PhD Maritime Archaeology, MA, BA
Professional Sailor, Diver, Model-builder, Artist, Draftsman, Lecturer & Teacher
World expert on Middle Eastern Sailing Vessels.
Professional Boat-builder, including seven years in Port Adelaide and worked on the ‘One & All”
Builder of Replica vessels including: Argo & Sohar for Tim Severin, Jewel of Muscat, Min of the Desert (Pharaoh Hatshepsut) and the Arc Before Noah.
Helped develop the National Shipwreck Database for Australia