National Museum of Subaquatic Archaeology

The National Museum of Subaquatic Archaeology (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática - ARQVA) in Cartagena (Murcia), Spain is an underwater archaeology museum. It owns a large collection of pieces recovered from shipwrecks that begins in the Phoenician period, and arrives until the 19th century.[1]

National Museum of Subaquatic Archaeology
Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática
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Former name
Museo Nacional de Investigaciones Arqueológicas Submarinas
Museo Nacional de Arqueología Marítima
Established1980 (1980)
LocationCartagena (Murcia), Spain
TypeArchaeology museum
Websitehttp://museoarqua.mcu.es

On December 2, 2012, the 14.5 tons cargo of gold and silver coins recovered from the wreck of the frigate Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes was deposited in the museum for cataloging, study and permanent display.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Museum of Subaquatic Archaeology. "Collection". Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  2. ^ National Museum of Subaquatic Archaeology. "Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes". Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "The treasure from La Mercedes is in Cartagena already". El Mundo. 3 December 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2020.

Coordinates: 37°35′52″N 0°58′51″W / 37.5977°N 0.9808°W / 37.5977; -0.9808