Now, underwater archaeologists exploring the region announce they have discovered a large public building that was used until the late Roman times, in the third century. The building was most likely located at the lowest point of the ancient city, at the port. The research team has found several beautiful marbles statues resting underwater as well as a head of an unknown god or possibly an athlete.
Ancient head of a god or athlete. Credit: Chr. Maraba/greek Ministry of Culture
The Battle of Salamis was the first great naval battle recorded in history and these submerged artifacts and building offer a unique window into the past, helping archaeologists reconstruct the geography of the region 2,500 years ago.
Written by Conny Waters - AncientPages.com Staff Writer