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Regional Meeting On The Protection Of The Underwater Cultural Heritage was held in Istanbul

Regional Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, was organized by UNESCO Headquarters and the UNESCO Beirut office in cooperation with the Agency of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture in Istanbul, Turkey, from 25 to 27 October 2010. Theme of the gathering was the presentation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, the presentation of various centers specializing in this area as well as a separate national reports on the state of the legal and practical protection.

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The remains of ship structure on the shipwreck with sarcophagi near Brač are discovered

In a new campaign of underwater archaeological research that has just ended in front of Sutivan on the island Brač, it turns out that under the shipload of the sarcophagi, stone vessels and blocks remains of an ancient ship in the sand are still preserved. Excavation lead by Igor Mihajlovic of Croatian Conservation Institute has resulted in finding of the remains of the ship's wooden stern and goods that belonged to the crew, parts of the pots, lids, oillamp and small bone dice for the game.

 

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In 2011 the International Congress on Underwater Archaeology will be held in Zadar

During September and October of 2011 (29.09. - 02.10.2011) Zadar will play host to the fourth international congress on underwater archaeology (IKUWA 4), to be held under the theme title "Managing the Underwater Cultural Heritage". With the support of UNESCO the congress will be organised by the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, the County of Zadar, the City of Zadar, the University of Zadar, the City of Nin, Archaeological Museum of Zadar and the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar. More information about the congress can be found on the following link.

 

Archaeological research in the waters of the peninsula Vižula near Medulin

Archaeological excavations of remains of the ancient villa and docks at the peninsula Vižula in Medulin Bay have just finished. Underwater research was lead by Igor Miholjek from the Department of Underwater Archaeology of the Croatian Conservation Institute with participation of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar.

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Course for the restoration of underwater archaeological finds was held in Girona

The Center for Underwater Archaeology of Catalonia in Girona - Centre d’Arqueologia Subaquatica de Catalunya, held the course named Introduction to restoration of underwater archaeological finds on 16 and 17 May 2010.
This renowned center for underwater archeology is active in the area of Catalonia in Spain for 18 years, dealing with the discovery, protection and research of underwater sites and restoration of movable artifacts.

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Presentation for Research Centre for Metal Industry held in ICUA Zadar

The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, on a Friday, the 16th of April 2010, held a presentation of all the features and services that the Research Centre for Metal Industry in Istrian County - MET.R.IS. provides for research on cultural heritage.

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