Cite this as: Villa, A. 2023 The Mazarrón II Wreck (Murcia, Spain). Management of human and natural threats, Internet Archaeology 62. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.62.3
The two Phoenician shipwrecks, Mazarrón I and Mazarrón II, discovered in 1988 and 1994 respectively, are highly significant remains of underwater archaeology. While Mazarrón I has been lifted and transferred to the ARQUA Museum in Cartagena, Mazarrón II has remained in situ, protected by a metal structure and meshes placed on the sediments. However, monitoring has shown that the structures are probably deteriorating as a result of human action. A project is planned to safely extract the wreck in order to display it in the ARQUA Museum in the future.
Corresponding author: Ángel Villa
Archaeologist, Archaeology Area, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Spain
Figure 1: Protective structure and security perimeter sacks around Mazarrón II (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática)
Figure 2: Partial view of the wreck from the south west
Figure 3: Mazarrón II (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática)
Figure 4: Mazarrón II close up (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática)
Figure 5: Construction of the protective cage for the Mazarrón II (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática)
Figure 6: Geographic location of the wreck
Figure 7: Arquatec Laboratory
Figure 8: Mazarrón I wreck. ARQUA Museum (Cartagena, Spain)
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