Sealed Under Turkish Mud, a Well-Preserved Byzantine Chapel: One wall of the chapel has a cross-shaped window that, when sunlit, beams its shape onto an altar table. Photo by Myra-Andriake Excavations.
Archaeologists first detected the ancient city in 2009 using ground-penetrating radar that revealed anomalies whose shape and size suggested walls and buildings. Over the next two years they excavated a small, stunning 13th-century chapel sealed in an uncanny state of preservation. Carved out of one wall is a cross that, when sunlit, beams its shape onto the altar. Inside is a vibrant fresco that is highly unusual for Turkey.
Do you know the alleged classical seven wonders of the world? Mausoleum at Halicarnassus at Bodrum, Turkey, was built in 351 BC by the Greeks Carians and the Greeks but was destroyed by earthquakes in 1494
Under Turkish Mud, Well-Preserved Byzantine Chapel