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Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
The Uluburun Shipwreck (The oldest shipwreck in the World ) is 14th century BC shipwreck of the Late Bronze Age period, discovered off the south coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea near the city of Kaş in the province of Antalya. A Turkish sponge diver found it in 1982. It was recovered using techniques of underwater excavation in 11 consecutive campaigns of 3-4 months duration each from 1984 to 1994.
The wreck represents a merchant ship of Near Eastern, probably Cypriot or Levantine, origin. The ship was about 15 m long and could stow ca. 20 tons of cargo. The ship's cargo is perhaps a royal one. The hull was made of cedar wood of edge-joined planks (shell-based method of ship-building), a technique known from later Phoenician, Greek and Roman ships as well.
The nationality of the ship is not determined, since the articles carried were: Mycenaean, Cypriot, Canaanite, Kassite, Egyptian, and Assyrian.
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Jul 27 2006 21:04 GMT michelly
hey Archer!
the museum sounds pretty interesting! beautiful shot! Loved the colour!
Jul 27 2006 21:06 GMT GeoffReeves
Very interesting caption !!!! a great photo with superb light makes it surreal and fascinating..........
Jul 27 2006 21:07 GMT indiana
very hot colours!!
Jul 27 2006 23:45 GMT ahmetturker
Great image.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 28 2006 01:23 GMT bojtorjan
WOWWW.... I love archaeology. This is such a great idea and photogpraph.

Very interesting caption....I didn't know about that, thx for sharing! ;o)
Jul 28 2006 07:06 GMT Thula
The light and colours are fantastic
A masterwork!
Jul 28 2006 12:56 GMT vipe
GREAT shot!!
Jul 28 2006 13:34 GMT PhotoPro PRO
fascinating!!
Jul 28 2006 18:09 GMT backstreets PRO
this is gorgeous....what a capture !!
Jul 28 2006 19:54 GMT d6dana
wow ! Great capture!!!
Jul 28 2006 22:31 GMT aquiles PRO
FANTASTIC place and WONDERFUL picture...almost incredible !!!!!!!!!!!...amazing writing !!!
Jul 30 2006 21:10 GMT fredaH
great! this is fantastic!
Aug 01 2006 14:30 GMT chebbi
Great shot
Aug 03 2006 18:44 GMT bennystr
Fascinating stuff, great light!
Aug 03 2006 18:51 GMT nicoalfredo
WOW, GREAT SHOT AND GREAT STORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 05 2006 09:29 GMT fawn
oh that's breath taking!!!
Sep 07 2006 16:15 GMT Sabinita
great colours!

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