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Storms, War & Shipwrecks

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Dive into the past and discover the extraordinary story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through spectacular finds rescued from the sea by underwater archaeologists. For 2500 years, Sicily was the place where the great powers of the ancient and medieval eras met and fought. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans battled for control, with many of their ships sinking off the island’s rocky shores. Sicily’s azure waters have since become a focus for underwater exploration and dozens of shipwrecks have been recovered. Read more.

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