Lyman Allyn Museum Exhibit Examines Shipwrecks

Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World
Photo/lyman Allyn Art Museum

The exhibit, “Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World,” explores the ancient Roman trade route from Carthage to Ostia; Black Sea trade routes from Sinop to Chersonesos; Aegean trade routes from Constantinople to Athens and Rhodes.

The exhibit shows beautifully preserved artifacts recovered from the depths of these seas — glassware, tools, and amphora that carried wine, olive oil, and a popular fish paste called garum which was traded for weaponry, household items, clothing, and gold and silver. These artifacts, along with stunning underwater video of their discovery, will be the highlight of the exhibit.

The exhibit runs through February 1, 2015. It is free for museum members and $10 for non-members.

Read more about the shipwreck exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.