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300 - Xerxes and the Boat Bridge

300 - Xerxes and the Boat Bridge World History Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Famous People Film Geography Social Studies

To move his troops across the Hellespont (known today as the Dardanelles), Xerxes ordered his men to build a "boat bridge."  With such a system, they could traverse the water on foot instead of by boat.

This image depicts how that boat bridge may have appeared.

Do you think you could build such a bridge?  If so ... give it a try!


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy the Utah State University website.

 

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