Ancient Shipwreck Museum, Kyrenia

4.2
#5 of 106 in Museums in Cyprus
Ancient Shipwreck Museum preserves the remains of a 4th-century BCE sea vessel and its cargo, reputedly the oldest shipwreck known to man. According to scientific estimations, the ship sailed for 80 years before it foundered. Lying 30 m (98 ft) under the sea surface, this merchant ship concealed great wealth. View 75 percent of the ship's preserved body and browse through objects such as wine amphorae from Rhodes, jars filled with perfectly preserved almonds, and various kitchen utensils. Read stories of the ship's history and see photographs of the salvage expedition that took place between 1967 and 1969. Use our Kyrenia visit site to arrange your visit to Ancient Shipwreck Museum and other attractions in Kyrenia.
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  • The pictures and the displayed items relating to ancient ships were very valuable to learn about the construction of ships in the old days. The value of these ships were evident when you read the prov...  more »
  • Shipwreck museum throws light on the first ever made merchant vessels. The remnants discovered underneath the water are amazing. The remains of the ship shows that the ancestors had an in-depth knowle...  more »
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  • It's just mind blowing how they managed to pull up and preserve such an ancient shipwreck! Amazing job by the bi-communal group. Please save more ancient artifacts, Cyprus needs you.
  • The museum is not big, but visiting it might have some educational value for kids and adolescents. There are the remnants of the ship and a few amphoras. Frankly speaking, I deem that there is nothing special to stay inside for more than 15 minutes.
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