They discover the probable location of the ancient city of Kane in Turkey

They discover the probable location of the ancient city of Kane in Turkey


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A multidisciplinary team of archaeologists from the University of Cologne has located a lost island in Southwest Turkey, in the province of Izmir, where the missing city of Kane is believed to be located. As reported by different media, the finding was possible thanks to the references and bibliographic sources of antiquity.

During investigations carried out on the ground, archaeologists examined the subsoil and found evidence that in a certain part of history there was an island, which was attached to the continent due to the continued accumulation of sediments throughout history.

According to Professor Felix Pirson, there has always been a great discussion about whether the islands that were here were the Arginus or not, but when they began to investigate on the ground they realized that the ancient city of Kane was located on an island, something that began to take shape thanks to the architectural and ceramic remains that have been found in the area, which has made it possible to deduce the location of this site.

The project will continue with an international team made up of archaeologists from the universities of Izmir, Naisa, Munich, Kiel, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Southampton and Rostock as well as another team made up of expert historians, geophysicists, surveyors and geographers. Undoubtedly an important group of people who will reveal important data during their investigations.

Apparently, the ancient city of Kane was of great importance as a port, being used by the Romans under the orders of Lucius Cornelius Scipio during the war against Antiochus II between 190 and 191 BC. In 406 BC the area was also the backdrop for the well-known Battle of Arginusas, in the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, where the Athenians were the ones who were victorious.

The islands of the Arginusas, today known as Garip islands, are located a few hundred meters off the coast of Turkey and according to ancient historical sources there were three islands, although the exact location of the third was never established.

In this case, the scientists will use carbon dating to determine the different ages of the geological layers, which will allow them to know first-hand what happened, and we will be eager to know all the possible data derived from their research and fill in another of the many blank pages in the history book.

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