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In Odessa will open the Museum of the History of Shipping

November 2, 2016 г.

On the 3rd of November, 2016 at 11:00 in the Park named after T. G. Shevchenko, in the Gunpowder tower of the Quarantine arcade, will open the exhibition "History of ancient and medieval seafaring in the North-West of the Black Sea and Odessa Bay" - the first stage of creation of the Odessa Museum of the history of shipping.

The exhibition was prepared by the Doctor of historical Sciences, founder of the research Centre for the history of navigation Igor Melnik. The Museum is founded with the support of Odessa City Council.

The exhibition will display models of ancient and medieval ships that sailed in the northern-west of the Black sea and Odessa Bay. The exhibition is divided into eight parts: archaic sailing - beginning of I Millennium BC, ancient sailing - IV century BC, the early medieval seafaring, commercial Ottoman seafaring XIV-XVII centuries, sailing of zaporozhean Cossacks of the XVI – XVII centuries.

The exhibition "History of ancient and medieval seafaring in the North-West of the Black Sea and Odessa Bay" is the first stage of creation of the Museum of the history of shipping. Its purpose is to show the richness and diversity of marine vessels which came to our shores.

Continuation of the development of the Museum will exhibit reconstructions of ancient vessels, filled with life-size, and the creation of a coastal town, where will be presented the models of ships of all eras and nationalities who contributed to the development of navigation, and created the atmosphere of each period.