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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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