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 history of the discovery of the archeologically valuable wrecks alone is already interesting. Even better is, which gives information about life exhibits, what about in the ship was found us to look at.
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  • Inside Kyrenia castle, which is a typical 11c castle. Interesting story of a ship found nearby. Original ship on display as well as original artefacts and replicas.  more »
  • It is interesting to see how these ships looked. Also you could see how they were loaded. Definitely worth it alone, where the museum is is already great.
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  • 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.
  • The museum is inside the kyrenia kalesi. They have original items that the wrecked ship carried about 2300 years ago. They also house the ships wooden hull but the entrance to see this is small and get a bit crowded as they have one door for entry and exit.
  • Great small museum showing how an old galley wreck was found off shore from the fort
  • If you're interested in History and/or ships , this place is for you
  • Nice meusem with lots of historical facts. Near by area is very nice to relax. Surrounded by Plenty of restaurants and bars.
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