Archaeologists Discover Almost Perfectly Intact Biblical City Underwater

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Archaeologists have been stunned by the discovery of what is said to be Corinth, the biblical city, and it is perfectly intact even though the city was wiped out 1,400 years ago when a devastating earthquake hit. 

Corinth Was Rebuilt In 44 BC

The city of Corinth in Greece was rebuilt by Julius Caesar, the Roman Emperor, in 44 BC and the city has a great deal of significance for Christians. Paul, the disciple of Jesus, was said to have paid a visit and he wrote letters about the time that he spent in the city, which are in the New Testament. 

Now archaeologists have found Baiae, the historic resort, which is said to be in almost perfect condition. Excavations underwater at the port of Lechaion in the harbor of Corinth have revealed the wooden foundations, and they are so well preserved that they look new.

Sediments Layers Protected the Artefacts 

Other findings by archaeologists include Roman fishing lines and hooks, ceramics and wooden pulleys from Turkey and Tunisia. The experts believe that they may have uncovered an ancient lighthouse too, which has been depicted on coins that were said to have been from that era, and another monument. A huge earthquake destroyed the region, and this saw large sediment layers cover over the artifacts, which meant that they were not destroyed by the decay, despite them being ancient. 

The excavations have been made through the Lechaion Harbor Project and the director Bjorn Loven, said that for two decades he had been searching for that perfect archaeological context in which all organic material that is not found on land has been preserved. He went on to say that there is now a huge potential for finding discoveries that are more unique and it blows the mind. 

Two Harbors Connected Corinth with the City 

Officials in Corinth constructed the harbor towns of Kenchreai and Lechaion so that they could take full advantage of the distance from the ocean in Greece, which was a two-mile distance. The two harbors connected the city with many trade networks in the Mediterranean along with aiding in it becoming among the wealthiest and most powerful cities in the region. 

The archaeologists have also found huge blocks which weigh as much as five tons, and these were said to have been used to separate basins in the port. They are hoping to make use of research to learn how much Lechaion has changed during different time periods of history.

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Archaeologists have been stunned by the discovery of what is said to be Corinth, the biblical city, and it is perfectly intact even though the city was wiped out 1,400 years ago when a devastating earthquake hit.

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