At the end of November, more precisely on the 26th and 27th, two important events will be held which will have as their theme the discoveries of the underwater archaeological heritage of the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean is considered by many to be the cradle of civilization and for this reason. In the splendid setting of Paestum, in the province of Salerno, two meetings will be held within the archaeological park. The first “Mediterranean Conference on underwater archaeological tourism“ will be held on November 26th from 2 pm to 6 pm in the Sala Nettuno. During the conference, the application for certification of the European Cultural Itinerary “Mediterranean Underwater Cultural Heritage“ will be officially presented (the network that will connect Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Turkey through the sites of Capo Rizzuto, Baia Sommersa / Submerged Park of Gaiola, Egnazia / Tremiti Islands / San Pietro in Bevagna, Egadi Islands / Pantelleria / Plemmirio / Ustica, Alexandria in Egypt, Pavlopetri / Peristera, Cesarea Marittima and Kızlan). The initiative also responds to the innovative activities and projects requested by the Council of Europe in the framework of the five priority action areas: cooperation in research and development; enhancement of European memory, history, and heritage; cultural and educational exchanges for young Europeans; contemporary artistic and cultural practices; cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development.
On the 27th, however, from 10 to 12, it will be the occasion to deliver the “SEBASTIANO TUSA” International award for underwater archeology. The archaeologist Sebastiano Tusa who was the first to establish the Superintendence of the Sea in Sicily in 2004, understood the great potential for tourism and economic development offered by the submerged heritage (Click here for the agenda of the two meetings).
The two conferences will be held as part of the XXIII Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism (BMTA) which will be held from 25 to 28 November in Paestum