'Magenta sur les traces des empires engloutis” (Magenta in the footsteps of sunken empires) exhibition
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"Magenta sur les traces des empires engloutis” (Magenta in the footsteps of sunken empires) exhibition

In 1875, the ‘Magenta’, a battleship belonging to the French Navy, burned and sank in Toulon harbour. Remains and ancient objects stored on board, preserved by the Musée du Louvre and the Ministry of Culture will be on display.
Tuesday to Saturday. Free admission

5 mai 23 au 30 sept. 23


A son bord, une cargaison de 46 caisses d'antiquités issue de fouilles archéologiques menées à Carthage. 2 080 stèles puniques et une statue en marbre représentant l'impératrice Sabine sombrent par 15 m de fond. Des scaphandriers parviennent à récupérer un certain nombre de stèles et des fragments de la statue, puis l’épave est dynamitée pour sécuriser l’accès au port. Localisée en avril 1994 par le Groupe de Recherche en Archéologie Navale, elle connaît trois campagnes de fouilles qui permettent de récupérer la tête de la statue et de nombreuses stèles.

Richement documentée, cette exposition fait également le lien avec l’histoire des prémices de la recherche archéologique sous-marine. La projection du film « Louis Boutan ou l’invention de la photographie sous-marine » qui porte sur les débuts de la photographie sous-marine et ses applications, dont l’opération de sauvetage du Magenta, sera également à découvrir

> Le mardi de 9h00 à 14h00 et du mercredi au samedi de 9h00-12h30 et 14h00-17h00
> Tél. 04 94 19 25 75
> Entrée gratuite

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