Friday, June 21, 2024

Kenya To Begin Building First Sub-Saharan Underwater Museum

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The Kenyan government will soon begin building the first underwater museum off the coast of sub-Saharan Africa.

The museum will be built off Ngomeni near a shipwreck site.

As Caesar Bita, head of archaeology at the National Museum of Kenya, told ConstructionReviewOnline.com:

“We aim to develop projects that are cultural since our biggest attractions in Kenya are our heritage, therefore as we aim to attract many tourists we also aim to develop projects that can relate to the blue economy as well.”

Earlier this year, Kenyan cultural authorities met online with officials from UNESCO to discuss ratifying the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

(Image credit: Cesar Bita/National Museums of Kenya/UNESCO)

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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