In Photos: Photos: Ancient Basilica Found Beneath Turkish Lake |Live Science


A 1,600-year-old Christian church covered by the waters of Turkey’s Lake Iznik is giving up some of its secrets to archaeologists.

The church was built around A.D. 390 on the shore of the lake beside the city of Nicaea, as Iznik was then known.

But it was destroyed in an earthquake in A.D. 740 and later became covered in water as the level of the lake changed.

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