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Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Listed under Archeology Museums in Bodrum, Turkey.

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Despite how pretty the Aegean looks glittering all blue in the sunlight, like other seas it’s responsible for causing a lot of deaths and for wrecking a lot of ships; which is why the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology has so many interesting exhibits. Bronze, clay, iron, early glass, gold and anything else that the waters haven’t totally disintegrated have been collected off the regions sea bed to be displayed here within what was once the castle of the Knights Hospitiller.

Some of the most famous wrecks, or the wrecks which make up the largest parts of this collection are the Finike-Gelidonya from the 12th Century BC, a Roman merchant wreck from the 7th Century, of which there is part of a to scale reconstruction, and a ship of the fleet of the Ottoman Empire. Pieces collected from the world’s oldest known ship wreck, dating from the 14th Century BC are also on display. Amphoras, Roman jars, and ancient examples of glass make up some of the museum’s most prized exhibits – this museum has one of the best collections of ancient glass in the world.

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