Bronze Age shipwreck. Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.


  • Shipwreck
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)




Lycian town


Oostelijkste eiland van Griekenland


Aperlai APERLAE. Ancien Lycian city - partialy sunken,

Apollonia in Lycia

Ancient Lycian city of Apollonia.


Surroundings (Panoramio)


The Uluburun shipwreck noticed first in summer of 1982. It was a cargo ship dates to ca 1300 BC [Late Bronze Age ].


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