As a tour of what was found in the sea of Dénia from the 6th century BC to the beginning of the 20th century. This is how the Museu de la Mar de Dénia was born, the new museum space that the city of Dénia inaugurated this Friday and that has more than 400 archaeological and ethnological pieces related to the sea.
The Museu de la Mar, in the facilities of the renovated fish market, in the port, was born 20 years after the inauguration of the last museum that opened its doors in Dénia, the Toy Museum, and collects a large amount of material that until now was in the funds of the Etonological and Archaeological Museum of Dénia. Many pieces have been donated, for more than 25 years, by individuals from Dénia and other places who have made casual finds while diving or fishing, and who have donated or assigned to the City Council for their exhibition.
As he explained the municipal archaeologist, Josep Gisbert, the space is conceived as a thematic exhibition in an 80%, Els Tresors of the Sea of Dénia. This exhibition is formed by around 40 amphoras of all periods -the oldest piece is dated in the VI BC-; models of sailboats that have crossed our waters throughout history; pieces found in the bottom of the sea and even a reproduction, to real size, of the interior of a ship.
The remaining 20% of the space will be allocated to small thematic exhibitions through audiovisual projections and photographic images. Currently you can see a report about the Pòsit de Dénia, and later an audiovisual about fishing in the Marina Alta will be screened.
The inauguration of this new space brought together hundreds of people who, during the whole afternoon, visited the newly inaugurated facilities. Rafa Carrió, in what was his last act as councilor of culture, he congratulated the inauguration of this space, which will soon be joined by the Museu de la Ciutat de Dénia in the restored Casa de la Marquesa, on the street cavallers.
For its part, the mayor of the city, Vicent Grimalt, thanked the donations of all the individuals that, throughout these years, have contributed part of the material that today makes up the exhibition.