March 06, 2012

Marmara’s Sunken Ships Set Sail to US

The ancient ship graveyard, uncovered during excavations carried out as part of the Marmaray rail and subway projects in Istanbul’s Yenikapı district, is drawing the attention of international scientists.

Associate Professor of Istanbul University’s (I.U.) Department of Marine Archeology, Ufuk Kocabaş, said the ancient ship graveyard in Yenikapı was the richest in the world.

He said they had examined the ships and carried out conservation works in a laboratory they had established, and that due to this discovery from the Byzantine period, Istanbul would have the world’s largest sunken ship museum.

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