In Izmir, archaeologists discovered the Islands mentioned in the ancient books
Recently during surface excavations carried out in the vicinity of the city Bademli that in Izmir province, archaeologists found mentioned in ancient books the island on which was built the ancient city of Cana.
After studying the geological samples taken from the strata of rocks of a small Peninsula near Bademli, archaeologists have discovered that the Peninsula was once in ancient times was an island. It turned out that the Strait separating the island from the mainland, over the centuries has filled with silt.
Open again is the third island in the chain Argiroski Islands, mentioned in the ancient sources. For many years among archaeologists, historians and geographers were debates about their location.
Archaeologists of the University of Cologne in cooperation with colleagues from the German archaeological Institute, with the participation of historians, geographers and geophysicists from the universities of Manisa, Cologne, Rostock and Southampton began an archaeological excavation to find the location Argiroski Islands, which, according to ancient texts, had to be located somewhere near Bademli.
Dr. Felix Pearson said: “Before the excavations it was not clear that this area was once Arginusae Islands that we were trying to find. Examining geological samples, dovetailed core drilling, we discovered that the Strait that separates the third from Rhinoskin Islands and the mainland, was filled with loose soil and stones, thus was formed the existing Peninsula.”
Examining carefully preserved on the Peninsula fragments of architectural structures and ceramic artifacts, archaeologists discovered that the city of Cana was actually located on this island.
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