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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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  • Very nice museum of shipwreck, not too big, but air conditioned and nice exponats. Inside castle, no extra ticket needed.
  • 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,

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