Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Bodrum, Aegean Region, Turkey

About Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Turkey exhibits historical treasures uncovered through underwater excavations.

Some of the treasures at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology include the finds from the Bronze Age Uluburun Shipwreck, believed to have sunk in 14th century BC and discoveries from a 5th century ship, most of which includes glasswear, lending it the name of “The Glasswreck”.

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology also has other departments, including its “secret museum” which explores ancient forms of medicine.

Even the building in which the Museum of Underwater Archaeology is housed, Bodrum Castle, has a history of its own. In fact, it is a 15th century fortification built by Christian Hospitaller Knights. The exhibitions are dotted around its halls and towers, allowing visitors to explore underwater finds in a fascinating environment. The Museum of Underwater Archaeology itself was founded in 1962.

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