Here are some interesting features of present day Argo:
- is a 28 metre wooden vessel, reconstructed from an ancient Greek warship ‘ Penteconter ‘
- is a replica of a 14th century BC Greek warship ‘ Argo ‘, constructed by using wood, rope and glue with ancient Greek hand tools.
- has 50 crew on the oars and 22 on standby.
- crew from all 27 European Union member countries.
- to row for 10 to 15 long hours during the day and to take rest at night.
- commenced her voyage from Jason’s hometown of Volos in central Greece on June 14.
- to travel 10 and 15 nautical miles a day and to cover a total distance of 2,000 nautical miles.
- to anchor at 23 cities in Albania, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.
- to finish her voyage at the Italian port of Venice on August 11.
- the ‘Argo’ will be kept in a museum on completion of voyage.
Here is video clip of news coverage on present day Argo from NTDTV.
Here is an interesting animated video clip of ancient Argo.
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