Sunken Secrets: 1,500-Year-Old City Found in Black Sea

31st March, 2024


Divers plunge into history! A remarkable discovery reveals an ancient city hidden beneath the waves.

Location: Kerpe Bay, on Turkey's western coast, near Istanbul.

Advanced underwater surveys using sonar and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) led to the discovery.

The submerged city shows evidence of being a bustling port, with harbor structures and amphorae (ancient jars). 

Evidence suggests the city thrived during Roman, Byzantine, and Genoese eras.

This find sheds light on trade routes, architecture, and daily life in the Black Sea region.

The Black Sea continues to reveal its secrets. What other treasures lie hidden beneath its depths?