Geoarchaeologists find third Arginusae Island

Geoarchaeologists find third Arginusae Island (Kane peninsula, Turkey)

View of the site of Kane from the north (photo N. Carayon, RoMP)
View of the site of Kane from the north (photo N. Carayon, RoMP)

 

Deep coring undertaken at the port site of Kane on the Kara-Dag peninsula on the western coast of Turkey, suggests that ancient Kane was originally situated on an island. This research was carried out by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Istanbul and the Geographisches Institut of the University of Cologne in the framework of the project Rome’s Mediterranean Ports (RoMP) funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Archaeologists from the British School at Rome who are also part of the project have also just completed their second season of geophysical survey at the site.

 

See the blog about this result on the website of the German Archaeological Institute by clicking here.

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