A version of the original ship was reconstructed by images that were monitored at the bottom of the sea. The bottom part of the ship is bare to show how the ship carried goods from Syria, Egypt, and Cyprus.
The shipwreck off the coast of Kas-Uluburun is defined as the 'oldest known shipwreck in the world," is one of the most important and special exhibitions at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It belonged to 14th century BC, it was found by Mehmet Cakir, a sponge-diver.
After the first scientific dive was performed in 1982 by the Bodrum Museum, the excavations have taken over 10 years between 1984-1994 by George Bass, the Texas AM University and the Committee with the Presidency of Cemal Pulak. Conservation, laboratory, research and the dating have been concluded by the Texas AM University.
365 tonnes of ingot copper, 1 tonne of black tin and one hundred jug full of resin consisted of its main cargo. The precious finds of the Uluburun Shipwreck at the 'treasure room' is open to visitors.
A large number of clay vessels, amphorae and daily containers can be seen in this room. Besides this, lots of ingot copper and a variety of ores, plenty of different hand tools such as swords, wedge and attacks tools, hunting equipment, fishing rod and harpoons are exhibited at the other showcases. The first example of a wooden book that might have used for keeping hidden shopping stocks or gift certificate. Various sliding seals used in trade, ornaments, necklace depicts the figure of a golden goddess statue, wine glass and gold jewellery items, a variety of seals and the gold seal of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti are also exhibited. Ingots, ornaments which were made of clay and missing pieces of clay pots are another showcase. You can find the ivory ornaments which were made with hippopotamus teeth are exhibited.
Uluburun shipwreck was on the cover of the National Geographic magazine in 1987 including Prof. Dr. George Bass's writings about the subject. Uluburun shipwreck remains a popular attraction since 1987 till today.