Storms, War & Shipwrecks

Treasures from the Sicilian Seas

Dive into the past and discover the extraordinary story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through spectacular finds rescued from the sea by underwater archaeologists.

For 2500 years, Sicily was the place where the great powers of the ancient and medieval eras met and fought. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans battled for control, with many of their ships sinking off the islandís rocky shores. Sicilyís azure waters have since become a focus for underwater exploration and dozens of shipwrecks have been recovered.

Immerse yourself in the world of the underwater archaeologist and explore the multicultural history of Sicily revealed through stunning and unusual artefacts brought up from the depths of the sea.

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Opening Dates and Times

Exhibition Dates 21 June to 25 September 2016

Opening Times 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays

  Extended exhibition opening on Saturday 24 September (until 8pm)
Please use the side entrance of the Museum on St Giles.

  We are closed on Mondays

Access Follow this link to see the Ashmolean on a map and read about access to the Museum

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Photography is not permitted in this exhibition. Follow this link for Press Information and Press Images.