What happened to the Uluburun?
Now, 3,300 years after her demise and 29 years after her discovery, the Uluburun is still a mystery that keeps the world of archeology in suspense, even if what they have revealed so far is phenomenal! The exhibits and a full-size replica of the ship Uluburun are displayed in the Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum, Turkey.
What does Uluburun mean?
“Uluburun, Turkey”. The Uluburun Shipwreck is a Late Bronze Age shipwreck dated to the late 14th century BC, discovered close to the east shore of Uluburun (Grand Cape), Turkey, in the Mediterranean Sea. The shipwreck was discovered in the summer of 1982 by Mehmed Çakir, a local sponge diver from Yalıkavak, a village near Bodrum .
What does the Uluburun tell us about the kanaanärn?
The Uluburun proves the powerful Mycenaeans of the Kanaanärn were in some way dependent on others. A far-reaching consequence was, among others, that the work of Homer, including his Iliad had to be re-dated. He was previously thought to have lived in the Iron Age, but the events of the Iliad are now clearly Bronze Age.
What is Uluburun shipwreck?
Uluburun shipwreck. Eleven consecutive campaigns of three to four months’ duration took place from 1984 to 1994 totaling 22,413 dives, revealing one of the most spectacular Late Bronze Age assemblages to have emerged from the Mediterranean Sea.
What was the cargo on the Uluburun ship?
The Uluburun ship was transporting a bulk cargo of copper and tin ingots, in the usual ratio of 10:1 to produce bronze.
Who were the sailors of the Uluburun?
The sailors of the Uluburun were not Mycenaeans, but Canaa- nites, ancestors of the Phoenician Semithischen. This little- known people developed the first long- distance trade over sea. The discovery of amber from the Baltic Sea area in the Uluburun wreck shows the extensive reach of the trading network.