Jul '10 - Aug '10
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.
Turkey is at the crossroads of the Middle East and Europe, to this day its unique geographic position has brought with it tremendous conflict. It has been occupied by such diverse civilizations as the Hittites, the Trojans, Lyceans, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine and Ottomans, finally leading to the establishment of the modern Turkish state. In the wake of these periods of occupation, architecture from each has been deposited throughout the country.