IN PHOTOS: Identical Replica of 2,500 Year-old Hellenic Merchant Vessel Launched in Haifa

The replica, which researchers say was rebuilt using the same materials, methods and tools as the original, set sail under close supervision of a team from Haifa university.

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Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the replica in the port of Haifa on March 17, 2017.
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the replica in the port of Haifa on March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
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A general view shows handcrafted details on the replica.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the vessel in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority sail the replica during its launching ceremony in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
A general view shows the ribs of the replica. Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority sail the replica in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
A general view shows handcrafted details on the replica.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the replica in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the replica in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the replica in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority sail the replica in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Members of the University of Haifa and the Israel Antiquities Authority prepare to launch the replica in the port of Haifa, March 17, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP

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