Skip to comments.Secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth
Posted on 12/15/2017 7:55:41 AM PST by mairdie
The secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth have been revealed in a series of new underwater excavations.
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 'large-scale engineering' at the port of Lechaion, which was mostly destroyed in the 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake.
Wooden foundations preserved so well they look new have been found at the site, as well as a host of Roman artefacts including fishing lines and hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics imported from Tunisia and Turkey.
These discoveries are helping researchers understand the infrastructure and layout of an ancient port that flourished with maritime trade for thousands of years.
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Is that a poker chip? Ancient casino?
I would so love to have that on a shelf. Can you imagine a plastic bucket full of them?
Thanks mairdie. Roman concrete was at least the equal of anything being made today. Tunisia and Turkey didn't exist then, but the urinalist who penned this just had to include some muzzie nations in the list, it's editorial policy in the UK and Europe.
Hey, nice detective work!
uh-oh, another one...
Ancient Greek Port Revealed Near Corinth, Peloponnese
Greek Reporter | October 31, 2014 | Daphne Tsagari
Posted on 11/06/2014 7:39:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Really like the photos in that one! Good perspective for the underwater building.
I’d like that, but be sure to search, because a lot of people post these topics, I just ping ‘em. :^)
Understood. And a good reminder.
It’s mostly for me — despite what I thought was a pretty thorough search, I posted a catastophism topic that had not only been posted a couple years ago — twice — but that I’d already seen (both of them) and posted in. Ah well. Gotta go, my candy striper is here with the pudding and a photocopy of today’s jumble. ;^)
Sadly, hardly any readers would have known what they were talking about if they said Africa and Anatolia. Just the current state of history education.
Hey, geography is all about while heterosexual male sexist territorial imperialism!!! And we needed a spot in the schedule for self-esteem classes.
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