Nin boats

Nin boats The boats belonged to a maritime nation that built boats for the Roman emperors.

The museum of Nin Antiquities exhibits the remains of old boats taken out of the mud which preserved them – Liburnian serilia in the period when boats were “sown”. The boats belonged to a maritime nation that built boats for the Roman emperors. The first engraved in stone testimony of Zadar from Greek Pharos mentions the destroying of the fleet and people with their boats (who came to help their contemporaries against the Greek colonizers from Issa). At the entrance to Nin lagoon remains of boats have been found dating from the end of the 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century. They seem to correspond to the condura mentioned by the Byzantine emperor Constantine in the 10th century when mentioning the early Croatian war navy.  They were called Condura Croatica and a replica of one of them along with other traditional boats represented the Croatian maritime tradition at the biggest such gathering held in Brest. They were the smallest but deadliest war boats in world history. According to a historical article, during the time of king Krešimir Croatia had 20,000 rowers on the conduras.