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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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  • If you are near here you must visit this museum situated in the castle. Well presented and fascinating finds from the ancient shipwreck and the preserved hull of the ship is breathtaking  more »
  • Interesting museum inside the Castle itself, so no additional cost. Photos of the wreck before it was brought up from the sea and transferred into the Castle walls.  more »
  • Small simple museum within the Kyrenia castle...the highlight is a nice display of remains of a Greek merchant ship from 300 B.C...  more »
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  • Worth popping in when already looking around the Castle, lots of interesting artifacts well displayed.
  • Interesting Museum. The wreck is old.
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  • The ancient ship is good on the plastic mannequins.
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