Ancient Double Decker

With its name deriving from the conjunction of ‘bi’ – meaning two and ‘reme’ – meaning oar, a bireme is an ancient galley with two decks of oars reckoned to be an invention of the Phoenicians, the ancient eastern Mediterranean civilisation who can also claim to be the originators of the first modern alphabet. Biremes were famously used by the Romans and Julius Caesar employed such vessels for his invasion of Britain in 55 BC. Founded in 1955, Aurora Plastics Corporation released its first kit, an aircraft in 1952. Aurora’s 1:80 scale Roman Bireme was released in 1967.

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