Shipwreck's secret solved after five-year conservation
|This photo shows the removal of artworks and pillars from the shipwreck [Credit: DHA]|
Half of the conservation of the works that were discovered have been completed, she said.
Some 16 archaeologists from the United States, Europe and Turkey brought large marble winch barrels, capitals, anchors, marble gravestone, a Hermes statue and amphoras to the Underwater Archeology Museum in the southwestern district of Bodrum.
The shipwreck was discovered during a dive by Pulak and was unearthed in 2005 as a result of work carried out by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, INA and Texas A&M University.
Ekmekçi said they were waiting for permission from the ministry to exhibit the works.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [March 20, 2012]
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