Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Bodrum City

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At Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, see the world's oldest known shipwreck and its treasury holding wooden logs, gems, and hippopotamus ivory. Situated inside the rooms and towers of St. Peter's Castle, the museum showcases collections of ancient artifacts retrieved from local shipwrecks, such as amphorae, coins, and Canaanite gold jewelry. Look for a solid gold scarab that belonged to the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. The battalions provide great views of the surrounding area. Many of the exhibits can be touched. There are no tour guides here, but panels, maps, models, dioramas, and videos provide necessary information. Arrange your visit to Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bodrum City using our Bodrum City holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Bodrum Castle Bodrum underwater archaeology Museum is located in the world's most important underwater archaeological museum is regarded as one of the. Things to do and see in Bodrum is one of the most popular places. Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is 14 units within the exhibition hall of the world's richest Eastern Mediterranean amphora collection. Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology yassiada Devil Creek and Sparrow Port wrecks also are on display. Exhibited in the world's oldest remains of sunken ships is one of the important monuments worth seeing. Sparrow Port Glass Wreck Hall exhibited this shipwreck, sinking boats in the year 1025 itself. This boat has been broken and three tons of solid glass. In addition, the world's largest Islamic glass collection is here again.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Pure class! Beautiful integration of the castle rooms with the Museum. The oldest shipwreck in the world and a perfectly preserved sarcophagus with original skeleton! Definitely a must-go in Bodrum
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  • August 12, 2017
    Like rest of Turkey lots and lots of history but yet in modern surroundings The castle from the top gives you great views of city and why it was built where it was and the diffrent wings that were add...  more »
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  • A great museum, a bit old but the findings are unique and not like any others. There are about 7 to 8 rooms spread in the castle so if you want to see them all, give yourself about 4-5 hours. Don't miss this.
  • very nice place
  • The museum is great I advise anyone visiting Bodrum to visit it.
  • A very nice museum. not open on the lunch hours :(
  • The building alone is a stunning place to visit. The old castle on the water is beautiful and large. But the treasures inside are also fantastic and show centuries of artefacts. Definitely one of the best things to see in Bodrum. It takes a couple of hours to visit the castle and see all the exhibits.

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The expansive area of Bodrum City and its seaside coast offer much in the way of accommodations--at any price point. The city's main attraction, the castle, seems to yield budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses in the immediate area; expect dense crowds enjoying the animated nightlife here. An array of four-star hotels and resorts hug the curves of the coastline and continue farther west of the city core. If you prefer more luxurious lodging, seek out the handful of five-star resorts located slightly inland and a little bit southeast of the city core.
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