Length: 31.49" (80 cm)
Width: 13" (33 cm)
Height: 18.50" (47 cm)
The Bireme galley model is handcrafted with planks on frame construction. The Bireme ship model is sold fully assembled excluding the mast and the oars.
- Wooden oars are supplied in a plastic bag.
This is a beautifully crafted wooden Bireme model galley for decoration.
- A 6th century BC longship used by Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, and Phoenicians.
Comes with an elegant wooden stand.
Handmade from hardwood.
Not a kit.
- Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.
Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:
UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £94.00
Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.
DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.
The bireme was a type of ancient ship that was commonly used by various Mediterranean civilizations, including the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans. As the name suggests, the bireme had two rows of oars on each side, with each row of oars being manned by one or more oarsmen.
The bireme was typically longer and narrower than other types of ancient ships, which made it faster. It was also used as a warship, and could be equipped with a ram at the bow for ramming enemy ships during naval battles.
The bireme was widely used from the 6th century BC until the 4th century AD, when it was gradually replaced by other types of ships with larger and more powerful engines, such as the trireme and the quinquereme.
Despite its relatively short lifespan, the bireme played an important role in the naval history of the ancient Mediterranean world, and its design and construction influenced the development of later ships throughout history.