Experts Ready to discover Istanbul’s lost island

A group of Turkish archeologists are arranged to track down a lost submerged island off the shoreline of Istanbul.

Vordonisi was an small island in the Byzantine-era, but it today rests underwater in Turkey’s Marmara Sea.

As outlined by the town in Istanbul’s Maltepe region, research workers and scuba divers from 3 Turkish educational institutions are prepared to re-discover the island, which situated 700 meters away from the Maltepe coast on Istanbul’s Asian part.

“Vordonisi Island will be delivered to light after 1,000 years by an investigation crew from Istanbul University , Bursa Uludağ University and also Düzce University with the assistance of the Maltepe town,” Maltepe Mayor Ali Kılıç stated in an announcement.

The little island of Vordonisi is a 10th of the dimensions of the current Princes Islands of Heybeliada, Büyükada, Kınalı, Sivri, Burgaz, Tavşan, Sedef, Kaşık, and Yassı .

The island supposedly kept a Byzantine monastery constructed by Patriarch Photios I who was has been exiled right there between 858-886.

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