Most Interesting Ancient Seafaring Group?

Most Interesting Ancient Seafarers?

  • Phoenicians

    Votes: 32 49.2%
  • Greeks

    Votes: 11 16.9%
  • Romans

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 20 30.8%

  • Total voters
    65

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
4,878
Portugal
#71
I agree that the Phoenicians and Polynesians were the greatest, but Phoenicia gets the slight edge because of Carthage's port and its major impact on naval affairs forever.
Although not solely Phoenician, but Egyptian/Phoenician the first circumnavigation of Africa, believing in Herodotus, made some 2000 years before the Portuguese, was a huge achievement: Necho II - Wikipedia
 
Apr 2019
33
Mumbai
#72
The Conversation, CC BY-ND
The Borneo - Madagascar movement of 7000 kilometers over an open Ocean has to be the most impressive seafaring journey. Meanwhile, Indian sailors travelled from Korea in the East to Tanzania on the west, a distance of 12,000 kilometers.
 
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