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Underwater museum - Sarcophagi - Pocukmarak cove

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Antique protected sarcophagi - submarine arheological museum

Sarcophagi

Pocukmarak Bay is an area where a team of arheological experts led by Professor Zdenko Brusic from Zadar University has found a sarcophagus that may be 1,500 years old. They discovered the stone sarcophagus and two covers.

Archaeologists will clean the silt from the sarcophagus and the other remains, document their current state and record their location on the land and in the sea in the bay in Silba.

Sarcophagi

The sarcophagus is the first indication of a Roman presence on the island. Considering the specific details on the covers, it is assumed they could also date back to late antiquity (fourth to sixth centuries AD).

The area is easily accessible since the water there is only three metres deep and there is no need for diving equipment. An ordinary swimmer with just with mask on his face could get to know a small part of the Silban and Croatian heritage.

photo and info - Brochure: Sarcophagi, Silba - Pocukmarak cove, prof. Zdenko Brusic