Uncovering the Ancient Roman harbour at Corinth

Brian G Turner

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Not exciting if you prefer political history, but interesting for extending our knowledge of the layout of ancient Corinth as well as the discovery of preserved organic material from the period:

Ancient Biblical city thought to have been destroyed by an earthquake 1,400 years ago found INTACT underwater

Lost for 1,400 years, the ancient Roman harbour at Corinth has been discovered by Archaeologists who have described their incredible finds.

Preserved by the salt water, items normally lost to the ages have remained almost intact, including woodwork, fishing hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics.

Even food such as nuts and seeds has survived nearly 1,500 years beneath the waves.

The video shows just how incredible the preservation is - a wooded foundation post looks like it was erected yesterday.
And the video:

 

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I once took part in an archaeological dig (volunteered when I was at school). We found some Roman artifacts but, in truth, me and a couple of the other youngsters spent more time throwing divots at each other rather than actually digging.

Oh, the foolishness of youth:(
 

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