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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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A gem from 2300 BC

A totally fascinating relic from 2300 BC - The main attraction is a largely intact small trading ship that was raised from the sea bed and now preserved it is a gem. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

A totally fascinating relic from 2300 BC - The main attraction is a largely intact small trading ship that was raised from the sea bed and now preserved it is a gem. The accompanying collection of salvaged cargo adds to the fascination. You have to access it through Kyrenia Castle [a single admission ticket gets you both attractions] which is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. We spent a couple of hours enjoying the quite well preserved castle and history, its grounds, spectacular views across the harbour and museum, including the ancient shipwreck. The cafe was a must on a warm, sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What an interesting experience this is and a must for everyone to see. it is obvious that a lot of work and expense had gone into raising this wreck and preserving it for posterity. It is displayed so excellently so that you can see all parts of it. For those of you who are visiting northern Cyprus you must visit... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

this shipwreck was discovered by divers and if you are lucky enough to get a copy of National Geographic it is well documented in there. It is worth doing your homework before you go so you really understand the significance of what you are seeing. The exhibition in the castle is very well presented and when you realize just how... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The exhibit of the ancient shipwreck is well preserved and presented, not only the remains of the ship itself but also its cargo, down to almonds and grape pips that are 2300 years old. Would benefit from a little film or video explaining the background to catch people's interest and bring home what an amazing exhibit this is.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Kyrenia Castle is home to a 2,300 year old shipwreck complete with contents including thing like almonds which were being transported, Absolutely amazing and beautifully and carefully displayed - well worth a visit

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was fascinating to see this ancient shipwreck and learn all about how it was recovered and what was found which gave an insight into life at that time.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a surprise, how fascinating to see a 2,300 year old ship. Loved learning about the construction, seeing the cargo that had survived

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

To find the remains of this shipwreck preserved and on display in the castle was really surprising - the remains of the cargo - perfectly preserved after all those years was fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What a surprise to find a 2300 year old shipwreck on display in the castle. Very very interesting, well presented and so informative. Fascinating to see some of the original cargo.

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Kyrenia District  >  Kyrenia

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