On the MM ship, although sold as a Mycenaean ship I believe it is based on Minoan frescoes.
I’m pretty sure it’s not a ram … since it seems to be attached to the back of the ship in the frescoes!! It only appears in images of large ships (as far as I know) and the two interpretations I like best are that it would serve to turn the ship into the wind, and keep it there, in bad conditions or that it was a device to assist the crew in hauling the ship ashore. That said, if someone asserted that it was a bronze age outboard motor I’d be hard put to prove otherwise 🙂
However, since we’re talking about ships for Conan inspired games, who knows what the technology of Hyborian, Stygian or Cimmerian ships were.
Does this mean Simurgh may eventually sport docks and wharves?
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