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Deep water survey of the seabed of Konavle

A two-week survey of Croatian coastal waters off the shores of Konavle was conducted in July and August of 2012 with the collaboration of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, the RPM Nautical Foundation and the Croatian Ministry of Culture. The survey was conducted with the aid of multibeam sonar and the research campaign has yielded the discovery of a number of interesting underwater sites.

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Preliminary survey of the seabed of Zadar County

In October and November of 2012 the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology conducted a survey of the coast and seabed of Zadar County. The seabed from the islands of Vir to Vrgada was surveyed. The diving positions were selected on the basis of reports and information from associates who participated in this programme. Several anchorage sites were discovered on this occasion that served as safe havens for ships during their navigation of the eastern Adriatic coast, as where shipwrecks that occurred during these voyages.

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Preliminary survey of the seabed of Šibenik-Knin County

In October and November of 2012 the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology conducted a survey of the coast and seabed of Šibenik-Knin County. The seabed from the Kornati group island Arta Velika to the island of Zlarin was surveyed. Dives were conducted at previously known locations of archaeological interest and at some new locations selected on the basis of reports from archaeologists or local inhabitants.

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The systematic investigation of Roman period shipwrecks at Cape Uljeva

In 2012 the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, with the support of the Municipality of Ližnjan, launched archaeological research of two shipwrecks in the Cape Uljeva area. To the south Cape Uljeva shelters Kuje Cove and is situated near the town of Ližnjan.

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Underwater archaeological reconnaissance of the Istrian coast

Over the past four years the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology has been involved in the underwater archaeological reconnaissance of the Istrian coast. This reconnaissance was initiated in the 1960s by archaeologist Štefan Mlakar of Pula's Archaeological Museum of Istria. Joining the museum in Pula in the reconnaissance of the Istrian seabed were divers of the present-day Croatian Conservation Institute.

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Underwater arheological research at the Janice - Pakoštane site

Underwater archaeological research of the seabed of the broad cove at the Janice position at Pakoštane was conducted in May and June of 2011 and 2012. Research of this site was first undertaken in 2004 when 19th century speculation of the presence of a Roman period harbour was confirmed. Research ceased after several campaigns led by the University of Zadar's Department of Archaeology and was reinitiated in 2011 as a collaborative effort of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, the University of Zadar's Department of Archaeology, the Han-Vrana Agency, the Roman-Germanic Commission (RGK) of Frankfurt and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) of Berlin. Also taking part in the research were participants from several southeast European countries of an underwater archaeology course organised by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar with the support of the UNESCO Office in Venice.

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Five-year underwater arhaeological research of Veštar harbour near Rovinj completed

The archaeological research undertaken at Veštar Cove is the first organised research of underwater archaeological finds at this site. The research was initiated in 2008 when the cove was investigated with the aim of organising future excavation, with the final campaign conducted in May of 2013. The research was conducted by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar. Participating in the project from the first to last campaign was the Bavarian Society of Underwater Archaeology and the Heritage Museum of Rovinj, with the continual support of the City of Rovinj Tourism Board. Personnel of the Croatian Conservation Institute also participated in the first three campaigns with the support of the Conservation Office in Pula.

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Roman period shipwreck with sarcophagi near Sutivan on the island of Brač

In 2009 the Croatian Conservations Institute's Department of Underwater Archaeology carried out research of a Roman period shipwreck with sarcophagi near Sutivan on the island of Brač. The site is located at a depth of 32 metres, and stretches out over some 40 square metres. Twenty-one stone objects, arranged in two rows, are visible, the lower row of which is almost entirely covered by sand. Recognisable among the objects are seven sarcophagi, two lids, one stone jar with visible perforations, nine stone blocks and one column of circular cross section. The dimensions of sarcophagus no. 3 are 200 x 92 cm, with a height of 72 cm. Lid no. 6 has similar dimensions of 215 x 107 cm.

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Research of the remains of Suleiman's Bridge near Darda

Wooden piles were extracted along with silt during the cleaning of a fishpond near the baroque period Esterhazy palace in Darda in May of 2008, carried out by employees of the Municipality of Darda. Experts based in Osijek, upon notification, surmised that these might by the remains of the famed Suleiman's Bridge. According to historical data this wooden bridge was constructed in 1566 at the behest of Suleiman the Magnificent, built to serve as a bridge over wetlands during his march on Vienna. The bridge was partially destroyed and reconstructed on several occasions, and finally completely destroyed by the Austrian army in 1686.

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