Uluburun shipwreck's 3300 year-old artifacts go to U.S.A.
- On 12/09/2008
- In Museum News
From Turkish Daily News
Artifacts from the oldest known shipwreck Uluburn, dating back to 1300 B.C., will leave their exhibit in the Bodrum Underwater Archeological Museum to go on display in “Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C that will start in New York this November.
Museum director Yaşar Yıldız said all of the 140 unique pieces removed from the 3,300-year-old Uluburun ship, discovered in Kaş in 1982 and exhibited in the Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum, would go on public display in the world-famous Metropolitan Museum in Nov. 18.
Among the 140 artifacts, the most notable are the golden seal of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, glass beads, golden necklaces, precious jewels, a stone hoe, containers for food and hunting items used in ancient times, he said.