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Madrid


The final voyage of the frigate Nuestra Señora de la Mercedes: a recovered cultural treasure




Practical information


When?:
From Jun 12, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Where:
National Archaeological Museum

More information :
http://www.man.es/


Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid
Activity:
Exhibition

Theme:
Antiques, Documentation, Numismatic




Description

Two complementary exhibitions at the National Archaeological Museum and the Naval Museum reveal the story of the sinking of the frigate Mercedes in 1804 and its recovery by Spain following a legal battle with the company Odissey.

The exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum will focus on the archaeological aspects of the recovered cargo and explain the circumstances and consequences surrounding the sinking of the frigate. On display will be period items, historical documents from the national archives and over 30,000 coins. The complete exhibition at both museums highlights the importance of protecting underwater heritage as well as its cultural and historical relevance beyond the value of the recovered coins. For the first time, documents will be on display that were key to resolving the legal dispute, along with original pieces from the 17th century and archaeological remains from the frigate. It will all be supplemented by audio-visual material, scale models, scenography and reconstructions.
 

Practical information

Date:
From Jun 12, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014
Place:
Calle Serrano, 13
28001. Madrid

Contact details

sugerencias.man@mecd.es
http://www.man.es/
Tel. +34 915777912
Fax. +34 914316840

Schedules and prices

Schedule

From Jun 12, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 09:30 to 20:00

Public holidays and Sunday
From 09:30 to 15:00

Prices

Admission free


* Information may be subject to modifications

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