Anihta - a Vision
Anihta – the vision of the first marine archeology museum underwater, where alcoholics are sent to find their inner power, that could restore them to sanity.
Anihta means deep in the sea, it has been used as a term for years from the fisherman in the Old Town of Nessebar. Located 80km off the seacoast of Nessebar, in the depths of the Black Sea, this floating structure is going to accommodate the visitors to the first marine archaeology museum, and at the same time be a home for recovering alcoholics.
In 2017 a team of marine archaeologist have made one of the biggest discoveries, a ship, surviving intact, at the bottom of the Black Sea. Protected by the anoxic waters at the seafloor, the ship has been sitting undisturbed since 400 B.C. A Greek vessel that looks like something the mythical hero Odysseus could have sailed. The symbolism that this discovery caries is a journey – the journey that Odysseus makes looking for his way back home to Ithaca. Step 12 of the recovery program of Alcoholic Anonymous stats that one needs to “came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Like Odysseus, at the end of his journey, concludes that he is just a man in this world, nothing without the Gods, and alcoholic is going to be send to the depths of the sea. A location, that is going to be the provocative situation, that will help the addict find his inner power. Once you hit the bottom, you need to fight back to survive.