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Monumental Piers Found in Sunken Harbor City of Corinth

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« on: March 27, 2016, 06:34:08 pm »

Remains of wooden caissons - one-time barges with flat floors that the Byzantines would float out to sea to specific spots, fill with rocks or concrete, and sink to create a breakwater.S. Kokkinakis

“According to literary sources, Lechaion had extensive military harbor works, but we have not located the naval base (or bases) – yet,” says Lovén, adding, “About the trireme – the ‘Holy Grail’ of underwater archaeology – I have only one comment. We must all keep searching, searching and searching – and never give up!"

This year the expedition focuses mainly on the excavation of the entrance canal to the inner harbor and the two massive moles, where several more wooden caissons have been discovered.
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