The Jewel of Muscat, now on display

The Jewel of Muscat, a reconstruction of a 9th century shipwreck that was sent from Oman to Singapore last year has finally taken its place as the showpiece for the new Maritime Experiential Museum in Singapore. The Resorts World Sentosa blog has a post about the ship.

The Jewel of Muscat – sailing the seas
RWScoop, 28 October 2011

Nestled in the heart of Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (MEMA) is a replica of a 9th century Arab dhow. But to the people who built it, the Omani community, and the crew who steered her through a 68-day voyage, the Jewel of Muscat is more than a replica; it is the embodiment of a proud maritime history and heritage. Here are six facts that will help you grasp the majesty of this ship and its story.

Read the six facts here.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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