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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 03:35 AM

Church Hidden Under Turkish Lake For 1,600 Years Reappears As Water Pollution Clears


BY : JULIA BANIM ON : 10 JUN 2020 19:17

Central European News
An ancient underwater church that has been submerged beneath a Turkish lake for more than 1,600 years is finally visible following lockdown.

With water pollution having cleared up, striking images taken from above show the Roman-style church known as a basilica beneath the now perfectly clear waters of Lake Iznik, a body of water located in the north-western region of Turkey.

The pictures were taken after the local authority flew a drone over the lake, and show the walls and structure in stunning detail. The ruins are usually hidden beneath a film of algae.



Central European News
Fascinatingly, the ruins were only discovered in 2014. An early example of Christian architecture, this was regarded as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year by the Archaeological Institute of America.

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https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/church-hidden-under-turkish-lake-for-1600-years-reappears-as-water-pollution-clears/

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Judi Lynn Jun 2020 OP
Doodley Jun 2020 #1
Johnyawl Jun 2020 #2
drray23 Jun 2020 #4
mopinko Jun 2020 #5
Karadeniz Jun 2020 #3
BluesRunTheGame Jun 2020 #6
SmartJellyfish Jun 2020 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 03:52 AM

1. Amazing. Thank you for posting.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:01 PM

2. clear lakes, unspoiled views, dolphins in the canals of Venice


The coronavirus has given us a glimpse of the world that awaits us if we can bring pollution under control.

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Response to Johnyawl (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:57 PM

4. Yes exactly that. I'm hoping we can build on it.nt.

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Response to Johnyawl (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:06 AM

5. it's giving the planet a much needed breather.

 

giving me real hope.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:05 PM

3. I hope there are mosaic floors under the green.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 07:44 PM

6. Late 4th Century...

Probably shag carpet.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 09:44 PM

7. Very cool!

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