Sunken Ancient Greek City’s Treasures Emerge 2,000 Years Later

An Ancient Greek public building and extensive collection of marble treasures have been found partially submerged at the site of a now-sunken ancient city off the coast of Salamis.The striking new findings, believed to be from the 4th century B.C., were unveiled by the Greek Ministry of Culture on October 26 as part of a wider underwater excavation project of the area.

Leading off from the central stoa—which has a width of about 20 feet and a length of 105—is a collection of at least seven smaller rooms. Inside one of these rooms was a large storage area, measuring roughly 15 square feet and containing a miscellany of ancient artifacts, including bronze coins, vases and fragments of marble.

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