Since 2006, construction workers in Istanbul have worked along with archaeologists to uncover layer after layer of Byzantine history buried beneath the city and the Bosphorus Strait. Now the transit and tunnel project has revealed the "world's biggest shipwreck collection ever found."
Buried beneath an older part of the city by the Strait was the ancient port of Theodosious and 36 shipwrecks ranging from "small cargo boats to mighty Byzantine naval vessels that helped break two Arab sieges, and repelled other would-be conquerors." Authorities expect to begin investigating sites for a new museum to house the medieval artifacts soon.
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