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Asterix may come home

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A FINAL resting place for the Asterix Roman wreck is a step nearer after Oatlands received permission to build a maritime museum. [caption id="attachment_165322" align="alignright" width="474" caption="Timbers from the Asterix wreck are craned ashore."][/caption]

A FINAL resting place for the Asterix Roman wreck is a step nearer after Oatlands received permission to build a maritime museum.

While both Oatlands owner Peter Kaufman-Kent and Culture and Leisure minister Mike O'Hara have expressed a desire to house the timbers in the museum, no official agreement has been reached.

And Deputy O'Hara would not be drawn on how much such a deal could cost.

'I am delighted the approval has been granted and I'm pleased for Mr Kaufman-Kent,' he said.

'What we will be looking to do now is have further discussions about the possibility of the wreck being placed at Oatlands and also looking at the possibility of someone else wanting to be involved.'

Deputy O'Hara has seen the plans and said the museum seemed like an ideal way to display the wreck.

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