World’s Oldest Shipwreck Artifacts to go to New York
New York’s Metroplitan Museum is to host a new exhibition called Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C., and will feature artifacts found on the world’s oldest shipwreck, Uluburn, dating back to 1300 B.C. on loan from Turkey…
One hundred and forty unique items from the 3,300-year-old shipwreck willinclude: the golden seal of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, glass beads, golden necklaces, precious jewels, a stone hoe, containers for food and hunting items used in ancient times.
The artifacts wil be on loan from the Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum and will be displayed alongside other treasures sent by museums around the world.
In addition to being the oldest shipwreck discovered so far, Uluburun provides significant insight into the ancient commercial life of the Anatolia and Mediterranean basins. Furthermore, the artifacts from Uluburun are extremely well preserved. Egyptian Queen Nefertiti’s first and only golden seal in the world will be on display at the symposium.
Source: Turkish Daily News