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“The Kyrenia ship sank during the last decade of the fourth century B.C. near the town Kyrenia on the North coast of Cyprus, probably the victim of an attacked by pirates. It was discovered about 1 km offshore at a depth of 30 m, and it was excavated in 1968 and 1969 by a team of nautical archaeologists under the direction of Michael L. Katzev. More then half of the hull had survived in relatively good condition and those timbers represented at least 75% of the original structure. After extensive seabed recording, the wood was raised, preserved in polyethylene glycol, and reassembled in Kyrenia’s Crusader Castle, where it is displayed with cargo and artifacts from the wreck.”
STEFFY, J. R. (1994). Wooden ship building and the interpretation of shipwrecks. College Station, Texas A & M University Press, page 42-55.
Background Photo Courtesy: Susan Katzev