Byzantine Basilica Discovered

Date: 1/3/2014

The remains of a nearly 1,600 year-old basilica was recently discovered under Lake Íznik and about 20 metres from shore during an aerial photo shoot.
The rite room and naves, which separate the structure into three main parts, were closely monitored and photographed by divers. Museums officials will evaluate the data obtained underwater. It will be the decision of the Culture and Tourism Ministry to launch this region as a protected site or use it for diving purposes.

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