Videos, photos and information on the reconstruction of a 9th-century Arab ship, and its historic voyage from Oman to Singapore.
This website has been launched by the governments of Oman and Singapore to cover the construction and voyage of a 9th-century Arab sailing ship.
A team of experts built the Jewel of Muscat in a specially constructed shipyard on the beach in Oman. They used a range of historical sources, including archaeological findings from the 'Belitung was discovered in 1998 in Indonesia waters.
The ship has been constructed with the methods available to 9th-century Arab craftsmen. The planks have been sewn together using coconut fibre, and the square sails will be made of plaited palm leaves.
Once constructed, the ship set sail on an historic journey from Oman to Singapore.
The website includes the following sections:
The graphic background of the website reflects the material that was used for the ship’s sails
The website has been designed and developed by the media company Inclusive Digital TV (www.inclusivedigital.tv).