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Basel Museum of Ancient Art to Host Antikythera Shipwreck Exhibition

AntikytheraMechanismThe “Antikythera Shipwreck” exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum will be displayed at the Basel Museum of Ancient Art and Ludwig Collection, Switzerland, from September 27 to March 27, 2016. More than 370 exhibits of the shipwreck will be presented for the first time abroad.

The exhibition is divided into five sections. Apart from the introduction to the socio-historical context of the time, it refers to the ancient sailing boat (boat, life on board, the trip), the tragedy of the sinking and the treasures found on the seabed. More than 800,000 people have visited the exhibition in two years at the National Archaeological Museum.

The exhibition also features a section on underwater archaeological research, showing the recovery methods of the shipwreck and the study of underwater archaeological site from 1900 until the summer 2015. 

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