Turkey’s rich history of shipwrecks 

Just this past January, Turkey found itself again at the center of another shipwreck discovery. This time in the Marmaris Sea dating back to 4,000 years ago with the Minoan civilization.

According to Ancient Origins, “Turkish researchers from the Marine Science and Technology Institute of Dokuz Eylul University have discovered a 4,000-year-old shipwreck in the Marmaris Hisarönü Gulf, which is believed to be a trading ship from the Minoan civilization. It is the oldest shipwreck ever recovered in Turkish waters.”

Who knows how long it will take for this to see the light of day. But I’ll be giving tours when it does.

In the meantime, here are some other underwater shipwreck exhibits that you can see (on land) in Europe:

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  1. Sunken Cities: Egypt’s lost worlds exhibit is on at the British Musuem from May 19 – November 27, 2016. This one explores the lost and sunken hidden worlds of Ancient Egypt:

    Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in this blockbuster exhibition.

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2. Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian SeasThe Mediterranean is also home to some of the greatest shipwrecks of our time. This exhibit  – which is in Oxford, England at the Musuem of Art and Archaeology – dates back some 2,500 years. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans left their mark on Sicilies impresssive islands. This runs until September 2016…

This major summer exhibition explores the roots of this multi-cultural heritage through objects rescued from the bottom of the sea – from chance finds to excavated shipwrecks, from the pioneering Phoenician traders to the Emperors of Byzantium.

Let me know if you come across other shipwreck exhibits in the comments!
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