Remains of a 5,000-year-old port found underwater

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Remains of a 5,000-year-old port found underwater

Beitrag von mare-mundi Redaktion » 26 Aug 2011 09:26

Remains of a 5,000-year-old port found underwater

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Relics found at the port belong to Roman and Bronze Age periods.


Underwater archaeologists have found the remains of a 5,000-year-old port while diving off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, near Alanya’s Seki village in Antalya province.

The port of the ancient city Syedra is 5,000 years old and relics belonging to the Roman period and Bronze Age have been found there, underwater archaeologist Hakan Öniz from Eastern Akdeniz University said Wednesday.

“We have learned that people have been fishing and navigating in the region since the Bronze Age,” he added.

Despite the fact that many portions of the port had been demolished, most of its architectural form remains surprisingly upright under the sea, Öniz said, adding that exploratory work would continue until the end of the month.

Syedra is divided into two parts: the harbor area, from where all supplies were transported into the countryside, and the inner city, which is situated 240 meters above sea level.

Anatolia News Agency

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