Papyrella is a Corfu ship. Its construction is quite simple. Fascicles of papyrus are strained together. The one fascicle is placed next to the other, onto a gear made by lissome cypresses. So, a float is created. The ship is completed with the addition of a base, so as the oarsmen could sit, made of lops, placed across onto the float. The most ancient descriptions of ships made of papyrus, come from Egypt (4.000 BC), while signets from Crete (3.000 BC) show ships from papyrus.