Sunken Ottoman Ship Ready to Surrender Cargo for Exhibition

Posted: August 22, 2013

By: Hurricane Daily News

Work has begun to unearth and exhibit ship remains from different eras that were discovered during an underwater excavation in the 6,000-year-old town of Limantepe on Turkey’s western coast.

A sunken 17th-century Ottoman merchant ship that was transporting plates from the Netherlands will be brought out of the water and exhibited.

It has been 13 years since the underwater excavations started in Limantepe, a site that attracted the interest of researchers when they could not initially identify areas in the sea on aerial photographs of the Iskele neighborhood in the district of Urla.

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