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Explore An Ancient Sunken Punic Ship Off The Coast Of Gozo With The Wonders Of Virtual Reality

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Take a trip through time and explore the remains of a Punic ship in Gozo with this 3D VR experience being held at Xlendi tomorrow.

Gozo’s history dates back to 5,000 BC, which means that its waters have many stories to tell, one of which comes in the form of the remains of a Punic ship that sunk off the coast of Malta’s sister island many years backs.

Since its discovery, an international team composed of archaeologists and divers coordinated by the University of Malta and Gozo Ministry has been working to salvage and retrieve some of the items, located on the 110-meter deep wreck. Solid progress has been done so far, with Professor Timmy Gambin noting how ‘the latest weeks were important because the expedition managed to clean the ship of all the sediment that had gathered inside and around it throughout the years.’

As a result, this body of work will help provide insight and accounts into the ancient life of Gozo and the team was praised by Gozo Minister, Justyne Caruana for their hard work.

Given that most of us aren’t world-renowned archaeologists or advanced water divers, we’d never have the chance to experience what it would be like to be dive next to a prehistoric vessel… until now.

Instead of taking the dangerous (and frankly frightening) trip to the bottom of the ocean to see what remains of the wooden, punic vessel, you’ll be able to experience it all from the comfort of solid ground via a 3D Virtual Reality display held in Xlendi Bay at 7 pm tomorrow.

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