This is a replica of the shipwreck excavated at Uluburun (Kas, Antalya-Turkey). The original ship sank in the 14th century BC, that is 3400 years ago. It was sailing from Egypt to Mycenian lands in the Aegean sea and its cargo was metal and glass ingots, luxury items from Egypt, pottery and etc. The site was excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and now the finds are exhibited in Bodrum Museum. Please check out the website of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology for more information on the ship and the finds. http://ina.tamu.edu/ub_main.htm
The replica was built this year and it made its first trip to egypt and back, without sinking this time!!! Unfortunately I could not catch the ship while at sea, my photo shows it moored in Kas Harbour. Not a great photo, but a great ship with history and an amazing cargo.
We were discussing with Eleni the replica ship in Greece (see her photo http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Greece/photo244034.htm )and I was suggested in uploading the one here by her....
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mortijo (12828) 2005-10-17 10:55
A pitty the ship doesn't stand out. Wasn't there another POV available? The note on the otherhand is interesting and since TE is about learning I'll give you a smiley for the note.
LNE (182) 2005-10-17 15:26
Thanks for the note, it is very interesting, and for uploading the ship! It looks very nice, even if it is moored (hey, we can't have it all our way! :)
I hope it travels pleanty more!
SophieL (6038) 2005-10-21 8:33
This is a very very interesting note (I followed the link to the Institute and I'm amazed at the delicacy of all the artwork found at the scene. Too bad some images are missing in the first page).
The picture is as said, too bad we can't see it better, I hope you can have another try next season and catch it with a better point of view.
Thank you for the upload anyway, I really really enjoy discovering this story.
- Copyright: Tolga Tek (att) (1114)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-30
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, Nikon WC-E68 converter (19 mm)
- Exposure: f/6.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Likya/Lykia/Lycia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 10:11