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Ancient naval bases found in Athens’ Piraeus Harbour

Researchers working in Greece have mapped the remains of ancient naval bases in Piraeus, the harbour city of Athens. “We have identified, for the first time, the 5th century BC naval bases of Piraeus – the ship-sheds, the slipways and the harbor fortifications," Bjørn Lovén, director of the Zea Harbor Project,

Greek historian 2,000 years ahead of his time

The Greek historian and geographer Strabo say that Piraeus, a small peninsula near Athens, was once an island. 2,000 years later he has been proven correct. To test out whether Strabo's claim was true, researchers took sediment samples from the area. Using radiocarbon dating to determine how old different layers of