Conservation of Underwater Finds - DoA

Since its establishment in 2008, the Conservation Laboratory for Underwater Finds of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus (DoA) has been treating finds from underwater surveys and those of the two systematic underwater excavations (Mazotos and Nissia Shipwrecks) currently taking place on the island.

In recent years, and with the advancement of the excavations on both sites, a range of objects of many materials has been lifted and, consequently, requires conservation; ceramics, metals, wood (structural, cargo or objects), other organics such as olive pits, bone, horn, and many others.

Since 2013 the Foundation has funded conservators to work with material recovered from underwater contexts and has also provided funding for conservation workshops, reports on these can be found below

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