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    Kaş(Kekova), Turkey_ Sunken city of Kekova

    MCTalbot Aug 13 '10 1

    A large earthquake in the 2nd century AD caused this Lycean port city to sink into the Mediterranean sea. Many of the buildings are submerged underwater as are the foundations of the old harbor.







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    • Orhan AyyüceOrhan Ayyüce
      Aug 21, 10 3:10 pm

      thanks mark.. nice route you have been taking on turkish med. and aegean coast.. when i was a kid, we would take week long fishing and snorkeling trips around kekova. tiny islands with buildings on them.. just beautiful. in early 70's there were no roads to get around that area and even turkish people didn't know about those places except the locals.

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