GREECE plans to open an underwater museum around the shipwreck of the V century A.D. (Byzantine period) on the small island of Alonissos in the Aegean sea, one of the parts of the archipelago of Northern Sorads. The sunken ship will be a tourist attraction. It can be explored with a guided dive, and the local museum will provide details of the history of Alonissos, which is the national marine reserve of Greece.
For its part, Turkish Antalya has started a project to create a Mediterranean underwater archaeological museum in Kemer. This was facilitated by the recent discovery – the world’s oldest sunken merchant ship. The discovery is of great value, as the ship was transported the “industrial products” which were the first industrial products that time. The ship was shipwrecked about 3,600 years ago. Underwater research center of Kemer will begin studying the remains of the ship this summer. And the construction of the Museum is planned to be completed in two years.