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Welcome to the MUSAS project portal

Enter and discover the submerged archaeological heritage of the sites of Baia, Egnazia, Kaulonìa, Crotone! Explore with us the Virtual Museum of Underwater Archaeology, let yourself be surprised by the three-dimensional reconstructions of the ancient Villa dei Pisoni, the submerged imperial Nymphaeum of Punta Epitaffio and the Roman port of Egnazia on the Adriatic, or discover over one hundred digitized archaeological finds of underwater origin and made usable in 3D.
If you are a scholar, a researcher or you are just curious and passionate, don’t miss the in-depth information sheets linked to individual sites, museums and finds, the studies on conservation and the challenge of protecting a heritage exposed for centuries to the sea and to many organisms that populate it, or the story of the MUSAS experiments to communicate underwater with the internet, and to discover and rediscover underwater archaeological sites with the help of augmented reality.
Finally, if you are very young, let our archaeological guide, Sofia (soon online), accompany you through the wonders of the underwater world and tell you the stories of men and heroes united by the sea.
With MUSAS, new technologies make submerged heritage accessible to all.


The Project

The project MUSAS, conceived and directed by the archaeologist Barbara Davidde from the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro [ICR, Central Institute for Restoration], is aimed at experimenting on a supra-regional scale an integrated model for monitoring and promoting the submerged archaeological heritage preserved in museum collections and in situ in order to build a good practice that can be extended and replicated on other sites. Moreover, the project aims at the networking of underwater archaeological areas and Museums that conserve artefacts of underwater origin by implementing innovative technological solutions.

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