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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

Ancient trade hub found in Kerala, India

A village in Kerala's  Periyar delta may be the site of a port that has remained untraced for centuries. Archaeological excavations at Pattanam, about 25km north of Kochi, have yielded an abundance of artefacts — a 2,000-year-old brick-layered wharf, a wooden canoe and hundreds of fragments of Roman and West Asian pottery, including

Archaeologists Excavate Ancient Maya River Port

A Mayan river port of Moral-Reforma was almost unknown until a group of archaeologists began excavating it three months ago. When one climbs up the first 15 steps of the pyramid, one can see a series of altars discovered in recent weeks which "surely were painted and plastered," according to the

Inscribed pottery attests to Red Sea port activity

Archaeologists working at the ancient Red Sea port of Berenike in Egypt have found shards of pottery inscribed in 12 different languages. The finds confirm that Berenike was the most active Red Sea port during Hellenistic and Roman times. Inscriptions and other written materials found in Berenike have been written in

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