Underwater archeology: the hidden treasures of Pantelleria

Pantelleria and “Mare Nostrum” is an exhibition that will be on until the 20th of August in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Ny Carlsberg, carried out thanks to the collaboration of the National Marine Trust of Sicily with the support of “The Consul George Jorck and wife Emma Jorck Foundation”.

The exhibition shows the importance of the archeological underwater patrimony of Sicily and of the island of Pantelleria: as a matter of fact, many of the findings come from the excavations done on the seabed. All this finding reveal the many cultures that have passed by the island and for sure its a must for those who love underwater archeology.

There are many itineraries to be explored: first of all, the one in Cala Gadir, where you can actually find a gold mine of amphorae mostly from the punic period and two wreckages dating in-between the IIIrd to the II century a.C; not far away, in Scauri’s harbor, you can find another wreckage, that was probably carrying ceramics because of all the quantity of those ceramics found nearby.

An exploration of Pantelleria that can be seen from the dammuso Mare d’Arte, owned by a famous Sicilian photographer, is a place that perfectly mixes local architecture together with tradition, art and culture. Located in contrada Campobello, not far from Gadir, the dammuso can host up to 8 people in 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and another large room with 2 alcoves. To finish, you have a beautiful living room and very well furnished kitchen; each space is finally decorated, with special care for the materials and the colors chosen; for sure, the best things are the works found on the walls and the large windows overlooking the sea. Outside, there’s a suggestive garden with Mediterranean atmosphere that call on absolute relax and from where to admire the breath-taking view.

Its strategic position makes it perfect to reach the bays and the best locations of the Orient side of Pantelleria, with the chance to reach fast Gadir, for example, and to start the excursions around the island or to discover the underwater wonders.

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