Huge ancient underwater building discovered in Alikanas, Zakynthos, Greece
Athens, June 7, 2013 — According to the local press 1,2, the greek Department for Underwater Antiquities discovered lately a 30-acre wide archaeological area in Alikanas, Zakynthos, including at least 20 pillar bases, an ancient cobblestone pavement and other building parts, probably belonging to at least one public building.
All pillar bases feature a center incision of ca 34 cm diameter, which, according to Angleiki Simosi, head of the Department, points to that the pillars were made out of wood. The ruins were located at a depth of 2 to 6 meters.
The findings have not been dated yet, due to the lack of pottery pieces so far, but judgung from the size of the main building, archaeologists speculate that the site must have been part of an important ancient settlement in the region.
The archeological survey is scheduled to continue in order to map the area..