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July 16, 2009 9:17 PM   Subscribe

The NAVIS project is a multilevel international database for ancient ships of Europe. The database has very detailed information and pictures of ships from the 2nd millenium BC to the 12th century AD (found whilst trying to answer this AskMe).

See also NAVIS 2 (ship depictions on objects).
posted by tellurian (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This project is unacceptable. It's clearly supported by the sinister General X, of the nefarious European Commission Directorate.

(Alright this actually looks like something I'm going to bookmark and browse through a lot while thinking about Vikings.)
posted by Nomiconic at 10:04 PM on July 16, 2009

Java applet for navigation, frames, not only ancient ships, ancient web apps too.
posted by mattoxic at 11:18 PM on July 16, 2009

Pretty neat. The site must date from before '99, as one of the entries was about the forthcoming display of a ship in that year. It looks very much like the sites I was building in '96. I love when useful old sites like this are found.
posted by maxwelton at 11:28 PM on July 16, 2009

Was the website uncovered in 1995?
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 6:50 AM on July 19, 2009

If you see character strings like ??????? or , you are probably not using the correct browser settings. Because of its multilingual content, this web database uses Unicode enabled fonts. Therefore, in order to see the correct characters, please use the following browser settings:

With Microsoft IE4+:
- View Coding/Unicode (UTF-8)

With Netscape 4.51+:
- View/CaracterSet/Encoding/Unicode(UTF-8)
- View/CaracterSet/Encoding/Set Default
- Edit/Preferences/Fonts/choose one of the fonts 'Arial Unicode MS' or 'Bitstream Cyberbit'
- SHIFT reload

Why.... yes it was!
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 6:52 AM on July 19, 2009

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