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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  • Housed within the castle interior a separate exhibition area hold the salvaged boat it’s in a air conditioned area cool and access via steps doorway you will view from a elevated platform that’s... 
    Housed within the castle interior a separate exhibition area hold the salvaged boat it’s in a air conditioned area cool and access via steps doorway you will view from a elevated platform that’s...  more »
  • This is inside the Castle and included in the castle entry price. Quite an amazing display, and if you are overheated walking around the castle in the sun then this is the place to cool down as it is....  more
    This is inside the Castle and included in the castle entry price. Quite an amazing display, and if you are overheated walking around the castle in the sun then this is the place to cool down as it is....  more »
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  • The artifacts themselves are very interesting including amphoris and other tools from the shipwreck as well as the remains of the ship. The exhibition itself is very badly kept. Some of the wax statues are spoiled by bird droppings and its been months if not more since the whole museum was last busted. A replica of the shipwreck exhibited here can be found in the Athalassa Museum in Agia Napa in the Southern Part of the island.
  • boats are wrecked as advertised, not as wrecked as my marriage though

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