16. October 2005 to 16. July 2006

The Uluburun shipwreck – world trade 3000 years ago

In 2005 our museum celebrated its 75th anniversary. The occasion was marked with a special exhibition about the supply and trading of raw materials in the Late Bronze Age, with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean region and its cultures.

The starting point for the exhibition was the cargo carried by a merchant ship which sank over 3300 years ago off the Turkish coast near Uluburun, and which provided unique new insights into Late Bronze Age trade.