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Bodrum’s Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Bodrum’s Museum of Underwater Archaeology
The Turkish Government converted the Bodrum Castle that is now this museum in 1962 to exhibit the underwater discoveries of shipwrecks from the Aegean Sea and is the largest collection of its kind displaying amphora, ancient glass, clay and iron works.

Ship Wrecks exhibited at the Museum

Artefacts were taken from the first ever underwater excavation on the Finike - Gelidonya shipwreck (12th century BC); the Bodrum - Yassiada wreck (Byzantine 7th century AD) a Roman merchant vessel with 900 amphora; 
the Bodrum - Yassiada wreck (Late Roman 4th century AD); the Bodrum - Yassiada wreck ( Ottoman 16th century AD) dated by the 16th century silver coins found from Seville (Phillip II); the Seytan-Deresi wreck (16th century BC); the Marmaris - Serçe harbour wreck (11th century AD) had a collection of Islamic glassware; the Marmaris-Serçe harbour wreck (Hellenistic 3rd century AD); the Kas - Uluburun (14th century BC had tons of copper, tin and glass ingots and manufactured Mycenaean pottery, Egyptian seals (one of Queen Nefertiti) and jewellery and the Tektaş wreck (5th century BC) had glass findings.

Artefacts at the Museum

The museums former chapel displays vases and amphora dating from the Mycenaean period (14th-12th century BC) and Bronze Age artefacts from 2,500 BC. The displayed commercial amphora offers an historical view of how they were developed and what they were used for.

The Coin and Jewellery Hall is in the Italian Tower and the collection here spans many centuries. Another exhibition room is specifically devoted to the tomb of a Carian princess who died between 360 and 325 BC and the museums ancient glass collection is the 4th largest in the world.

Reconstruction of two ancient shipwrecks has been made; the Fatımi ship which sank in 1077 AD and the large Uluburun wreck from the 14th century BC. The museum’s garden has a collection of almost every plant and tree that grows in the mediterranean region.

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