Ancient Shipwreck Museum, Kyrenia

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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 fortress at the old port also houses a museum. The most important exhibit is a shipwreck that was underwater for more than 2,000 years. Shacks show the historical background The museum didactics are somewhat dusted. A visit, which should also be followed by a tour on the fortress wall, is rewarding.
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  • Within the castle of Kyrenia, one of the oldest shipwreck in the world, even the Uluburun shipwreck was the oldest shipwreck in the world, you can see the original body, the load of the ship 2300 years of Almones, the museum is really beautifully arranged, If you have fallen to Kyrenia, you must see it.
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  • Small Museum packed with fascinating artifacts... The Shipwreck Museum houses the remains and cargo of what was once the oldest shipwreck ever discovered and raised. At almost 2,400 years old, the Ancient Greek trading vessel and its cargo provide a rare insight into life during the time of Alexander the Great. Kyrenia Castle alone is more than worth a visit, so if you're here, be sure to take an hour to tour this little museum,
  • Fascinating little museum located inside the castle. The museum is dedicated to the discovery, recovery and preservation of a merchant ship, over 2000 years old. Full of items from the ship's cargo and also contains a large part of the wooden hull. Well worth visiting the castle just for the museum.
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