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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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An outstanding archeological ahievement

The remains of a 2500 year old ship, rescued from the sea just outside Kyrenia harbour, together with much of its cargo and equipment. With excellent explanations in English,the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The remains of a 2500 year old ship, rescued from the sea just outside Kyrenia harbour, together with much of its cargo and equipment. With excellent explanations in English,the museum provides a superb insight into the life of seamen 2000 years before the castle in which is housed was built

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside the Kyrenia castle a great exhibition of an ancient ship wreck awaits you - well worth a look! The exhibit has been studied and analysed in detail with the cargo of amphorae and other artefacts on display. In the next room the bow and skeleton of the remains of the ship are on display - amazing - not as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you know about some history , here is your place ... the museum located in the middle of Kyrine castle ...

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a must see for the actual hull from 2,300 years ago as well as some of the artefacts: amphorae of wine etc. Very well preserved and presented.

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Solbjerg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exposition was very well arranged, and it was a very interesting story to read. In the castle there are severel animated scenes from early times

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is difficult to image these things from the old remains, but there are some excellent reconstructions which bring the thing to life

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Thank Davancar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Castle itself is interesting but the Shipwreck museum is the best part.The number of well preserved artifacts is remarkable and the actual remains of the ship is awesome. It was very good to see the part built replica which showed just how well constructed this ship was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ship dates from the time of Alexander the Great. Its discovery was amazing; its state of completeness is remarkable. You are unlikely ever to see anything like this again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is only one room in the castle, but there are supporting and informative placards and related exhibits around the castle, so well worth taking in as part of the castle tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The exhibition is situated in two rooms with some findings and explanatory posters. The boat itself wasn't here which we knew beforehand. But as we visited the castle we took a stroll inside. Somewhat interesting but it is a bit odd with an exhibition that doesn't display the main object.

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