Cyprus prepeares to showcase ancient undersea harb

2022-04-05
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It’s said that Demetrius the Besieger, a warrior king and one of Alexander the Great’s successors, built a harbour on Cyprus’ south coast 2400 years ago to thwart any naval invasion from the ruler of Egypt, Ptolemy I, another of Alexander’s heirs.

French archaeologists who initially studied the ancient harbour of Amathus believe it to be an incomplete military fortification work, the three piers of which would have accommodated the best of the ancient world’s naval shipsa massive Russian military buildup nea, ready to repel an attacking forceThe coronavirus first emerged.

Lying just underwater a mere 60 metres off the coastline near the resort town of Limassols biggest supporters., the harbour will soon be Cyprus’ newest tourist attraction where adventurous holidaymakers can snorkel over its submerged stone remains.

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