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Essay

By | Jan. 2013
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the sea as a subject-matter. It is the first museum of its kind across the Mediterranean region with main principle to present to the audiences, the local and foreign visitors, the impact and the significance of the sea upon the history of Cyprus, from pale ontological to prehistoric periods until present times. .

cover 7000 years, from the Neolithic period to the Venetian rule (5000 B.C. to 1600 A.D.). Among the most important exhibits are a composite vase with vertical handle of red polished ware of the Early Bronze Age III (2100-1900 B.C.), a spectacular clay model of a ship with sailors and captain of the Cypro-Archaic II period (600- 480 B.C.) and four red figured plates decorated with fish of the Classical and Hellenistic periods (475-30 B.C.); and the replica of a Mesolithic (9000 B.C.) papyrus vessel, which was used for obsidian carrying. The main exhibit of the museum, it is the ‘Kyrenia II’ vessel, a life size exact replica of the ancient ship of Kyrenia, of the Classical period (400 B.C.), which was built in 1985 for scientific experimental purposes. Moreover, the visitor walks on an exciting glass floor, where a reconstruction of the old shipwreck is displayed and a documentary film is screened, about the excavations of the ancient ship and the preservation of it, which took place in the now occupied castle of Kyrenia.

Furthermore, the museum hosts pale-ontological exhibits, which include fossilised fishes, shells, corals, ammonites and stuffed sea animals such as fishes, mammals, turtles, seal, corals, sea-urchins, starfish, sponges, marine plants and others found in various parts of the island.

Our museum is dedicated to the critical role that ships have played in the course of history and the development of the modern world.

Ta pio kontina mouseia einai stin criti maritime museum of crete, Aegean maritime museum Mykonos, Hellenic maritime museum pereus, The Naval History Museum venice Galata Museum of the Sea genoa The Malta...