Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017     Views: 9

Thank you for your question! The Uluburun shipwreck is a Late Bronze Age shipwreck discovered in 1982 by Turkish sponge diver Mehmed Çakir. The shipwreck is located off the Mediterranean coast of Turkey near Kaş, and has been dated to the late 14th century BC. Between 1984 and 1994, 11 excavations were completed, uncovering luxury goods that were stored on the ship. Deep blue ingots were among the raw materials on board, and their chemical composition suggests that they may have originated from Egypt.

Attached is a bibliography with resources related to the shipwreck, many of which can be found in the Rakow Library. Several of the articles are also available online or through a JSTOR subscription. Additional information about the shipwreck and the glass ingots can be found through online searches. The Institute of Nautical Archaeology's website in particular includes many documents and images from their Uluburun excavations as well as a selected bibliography.

You are welcome to come to Corning and use the resources of the Rakow Research Library. We encourage you to call ahead to let us know when you plan to arrive/visit and remind us of your area of interest. While an appointment is not required for use of the library (except for access to archives and special collections on weekends), it will help us to be better prepared to meet your research needs and to have preliminary materials ready upon your arrival. 

If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or by direct request through email at ill@cmog.org. For more information, please see our ILL webpage.