The ancient city of Magnesia, where excavations have been ongoing for 30 years, remains underwater after rainfall submerged parts of the excavated site.

Located in the western province of Aydin’s Germencik district, the 3rd century B.C. ancient city has turned into a lake due to heavy rainfall and groundwater in the surrounding area.

According to site officials, the same situation also has happened in the past, notably last year. Aydin Governor’s Office and Aydin Provincial Cultural Directorate have told the Aydin General Directorate of Cultural and Natural Heritage that they would find a solution to prevent it but nothing has changed,” officials said.

Magnesia, known as the “city of incidents” since it has witnessed many important events throughout history, is best known for its temple dedicated to Artemis, the fourth biggest temple in Anatolia, and Zeus temples from the 3rd century B.C.



Source:  Daily Hurriyet

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