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

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. Specialists of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, and divers from the club Mornar from Split joined the team. This research was supported by the Ministry of Culture and City of Sutivan, with the logistical support of Mr. Franjo Mlinac from the Public Library. Hopefully rescue excavations shall be continued in the years that follow, in order to prepare the site for interested visitors.

 

2010_sutivan_01

2010_sutivan_02

 

Contacts

Božidara Petranovića 1

HR-23000 Zadar, Croatia

Tel. 00385/023/250 486

Fax. 00385/023/250 548

E-mail: info@icua.hr

World Heritage News

News from Ministry of Culture