Lost Island of the Aegean Sea

An international team of archaeologists believe they had discovered an island in the Aegean Sea that was once the ancient city of Kane. The ancient city of Kane, which gave its name to the peninsula, was known as a harbor, chosen by the Romans during the war against Antiochas III in 191-190 B.C. The island, mentioned by the ancient Greek historian Xenophon, is famous for its proximity to the 406 B.C. sea battle of Arginusae, at which the Athenians defeated the Spartans near the end of the Peloponnesian war.

Though Kane was only a small city in antiquity, it held a place along a strategic maritime trade route running from the Black Sea along the southern coast of Turkey, with a large harbor where ships could shelter from storms.
 


Archaeologists from universities in ─░zmir, Karlsruhe, Manisa, Munich, Kiel, Cologne, Rostock and Southampton, prehistorians, geographers, topographers and geophysics experts worked on the research project. Following the works, the quality of the harbors in the ancient city of Kane was revealed. Also, the location of the third island, which was lost, has been identified.

Archaeologist Prof. Felix Pirson said, considering the architectural remnants and ceramics in the village, they had discovered the location of Kane on the peninsula in Bademli village.

Sources:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/lost-ancient-island-found-in-the-aegean.aspx?PageID=238&NID=91073&NewsCatID=375

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/11/21/lost-island-ancient-greece-may-have-been-found-in-aegean.html
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