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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. To visit Ancient Shipwreck Museum and other attractions in Kyrenia, use our Kyrenia vacation trip planner.
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Northern Cyprus' most popular tourist destination offers an assortment of accommodations. It's a good idea to remain close to the beach, as this is where most of the Kyrenia's bars, restaurants, and shops are located. Transportation is somewhat lacking and unreliable; however, a bus connects the city center with beaches in the west. For a luxury stay, choose from numerous four- and five-star hotels, several of which boast seaside locations. If you're planning a longer stay, consider renting an apartment or villa.
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  • It was quite an experience to see the remains of this ancient shipwreck which is supposed to be the oldest. Well worth the visit  more »
  • A real find with so many artifacts still intact. lots of history and well displayed. commentary in English.  more »
  • You have to walk downhill, across then uphill and turn right to get into courtyard, ship museum is signposted. It was interesting and cool on a hot day  more »
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  • Nice meusem with lots of historical facts. Near by area is very nice to relax. Surrounded by Plenty of restaurants and bars.
  • The museum is inside the castle. There is an actual piece of the ship lifted from the bottom of the sea, with other items used back in the old times
  • The ship is in an great condition for his age.
  • Worth popping in when already looking around the Castle, lots of interesting artifacts well displayed.
  • When you consider how old is the ship, it is be note worth well-preserved condition in one. For those interested in maritim worth the visit.
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