Home News A protective cage on the archaeological site near the bay Koromašna off the island Žirje was replaced

A protective cage on the archaeological site near the bay Koromašna off the island Žirje was replaced

After almost 14 years of protecting a number of ancient amphorae off the island Žirje, overgrown old cage was damaged by the action of the sea. A new cage measuring 17 x 9 meters was installed these days at the Roman shipwreck with a cargo of about a hundred amphorae. This cage with a stronger frame and of better materials is technically more advanced than its predecessors. The lifetime of this cage on the sea bottom is predicted in a range of 20 to 30 years. This way of protecting underwater sites from the robbers turned out to be a very effective and this valuable site is therefore saved at least for the next thirty years. The project was organized and implemented by the Croatian Conservation Institute in cooperation with the Neptune-sub and the Adriatic diving service and lowering of cage was accompanied by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, and numerous media.

 

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