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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Wow! real history, real relics, a fascinating moment.

Spend some time reading all the information about this wreck. I just wonder what else lies under... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
charlesvwbs
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Interesting old boat

We did this as part of the castle tour, it was very interesting and not expensive to get into. The... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
TheBigdutchman
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Oakmere, United Kingdom
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Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend some time reading all the information about this wreck. I just wonder what else lies under the seas around Kyrenia - there must be more.

Thank charlesvwbs
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We did this as part of the castle tour, it was very interesting and not expensive to get into. The entry to the castle covers all other features.

Thank TheBigdutchman
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited this sad little museum/exhibit with Turkish friends from Istanbul. It is indeed a very ancient shipwreck, recovered from the seabed outside Kyrenia Harbour by amateur divers. It has been installed in an air-conditioned/climate controlled room in Kyrenia/Girne Castle, and then sadly, abandoned. Today...More

Thank Throy
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Fascinating wreck likely sunk by pirates. Don't miss the curse tablet intended to keep the ship at the bottom of the sea. Lots of cargo vessels, etc on display.

Thank kattullus
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Well worth a visit. A most comprehensive collection of goods retrieved from the depths with this ancient trading vessel. From amphorae to thousands of almonds, and numbers of mill stones used as ballast.

Thank Madelyn M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Found this museum very interesting and lots of information was in English too. This was located in the grounds of the castle so not far to travel.

Thank caz1993
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The shipwreck museum is within the castle. Fairly small but has all exhibits with an English text. The main exhibition is the remains of the shipwreck but there are lots of other exhibits from on board and further explanations on the route of the boat....More

Thank ianatcambridge
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

What one sees are the skeletal remains of a Mediterranean ship that sailed about 3000 years ago. There are intact amphorae that the ship carried, fossilized almonds found in an amphora, and lead weights used in the ship's rigging.

Thank Howard F
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit incredible that it is so well preserved after so many years Probably best not to visit when there are too many people because it is not a one-way system and it is very crowded on the stairway

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Inside Kyrenia castle, which is a typical 11c castle. Interesting story of a ship found nearby. Original ship on display as well as original artefacts and replicas.

Thank 321Jess
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