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 Maritime Museum the Maritime Museum of Barcelona
Lisbon aquarium: Concept
"The Oceanário celebrates life on Earth with a stunning display of living creatures, evoking the complexity of diversity inhabiting the Global Ocean and the vital role which it plays on the health and evolution of our Planet
For more than 4,000 years, men and women have kept fish, first in ponds and later in tanks. The earliest known fish keepers were the Sumerians, who as long ago as 2500 B.C. kept fish in ponds and used them as food.Many other ancient cultures, awed by the beauty, speed and agility of animals such as fish and birds, considered them to be sacred. For instance, the ancient Egyptians bred certain species of fish specifically for their beauty and decorative characteristics. Pictures of fish are found in frescoes in Egyptian tombs, showing them as a sacred object. Roman merchants were known to keep freshwater fish to sell as food in public aquariums.The first known formal study of fish was conducted by the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.). Studying their structure and other characteristics, he carefully recorded accurate information on 115 species of fish then living in the Aegean Sea. Today, scientists have classified more than 20,000 species of fish around the world. While goldfish, or carp, are often associated with Japan, they were actually first bred for their beauty and color in China more than 1,000 years ago. Goldfish were first exported to Japan around 1500, becoming an instant sensation. By the late 1600s, goldfish were brought to England, and over the next century became very popular in ornamental lakes and ponds throughout the country. Goldfish were commonplace in America by the mid-1800s.It was around that time, in fact in 1853, when the world's first public aquarium opened in Regents Park in London. Over the next 15 years, similar public aquariums opened throughout England, as well as France and Germany.
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