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Turkish drought reveals 1,600-year-old city

A 1,600-year-old harbor town called Bathonea has been revealed after drought lowered the water level in Lake Kucukcekmece in Turkey. The find is Bathonea, a substantial harbor town dating from the second century B.C. Discovered in 2007 after a drought lowered the lake’s water table, it has been yielding a trove

Ancient port city found near Instanbul

Excavations have begun at the 1,600-year-old city of Bathonea, Near Instabul, after the port was found through research into historic documents written by geographers several hundred years ago. Öniz argues that a military port on the site had the capacity to host more than 40 ships. He said the search for

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