Cymba
A Cymba for lake fishing in 200 av. JC.


Part of the Romans fishing boats (1000 BC). The Cymba was the classic fishing boat from the archaic period, up to the Roman imperial era. Not veiled, it was handled with two oars and a lateral rowing, but also with the gaffe. Constructed of wood, called "concava", it was built in a traditional way, with keel, couples and bordered, and naturally unbridged. The copy here represented is taken from a mosaic of the 2nd century at the museum of Sousse in Morocco.