Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas

Event date
21 Jun 2016 to 25 Sep 2016
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Event type
Event cost
£10/£9 (£11/£10 inc. Gift Aid)
Disabled access?
Booking required

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.

Immerse yourself in the world of the underwater archaeologist and explore the multicultural history of Sicily revealed through stunning and unusual artefacts brought up from the depths of the sea.