Byzantine Discoveries Could Jeopardize Turkish Tunnel Plans

The recent discovery of the original port of Constantinople on the banks of the Bosporus may throw a monkey wrench into Turkey's ambitious plan to construct a UKĀ£2 billion train tunnel linking Europe to Asia.

Archaeologists are thrilled with the recent discoveries which include "a maze of dams, jetties and platforms that once was Byzantium's hub for trade with the near east." The site is linked to an earlier find of mosaics, ceramics, coins and bones.

Even more exciting is the discovery of seven sunken ships complete with ropes in nearly perfect condition. A lonboat is believed to be the first Byzantine craft ever discovered.