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Apollonia: Port


Map of the ruins of Apollonia. Design Jona Lendering.
Map of the ruins of Apollonia
Apollonia: city in the Cyrenaica, port of Cyrene.
  
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The port of Apollonia was built around two or three natural harbors, which have disappeared beneath the waves in 365, when a giant tidal wave destroyed the coast of northern Africa. It seems that the inner harbor -which was surrounded by quays and store houses- was used for warships, and the outer harbor for merchant ships. In the eastern part were a large mole and a lighthouse. This mole and the outer harbor were built by the Romans; the inner harbor appears to be Greek.

In 1987, a small ship (thirteen meters long) was discovered; the remains are now in the museum of Susa.

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Reconstruction of the ancient port of Apollonia. Museum für antike Schifffahrt, Mainz (Germany). The island in front of Apollonia, with remains of an ancient building. Photo Jona Lendering.
Reconstruction of the ancient port of Apollonia (Museum für antike Schifffahrt, Mainz) The island in front of Apollonia, with remains of an ancient building. The Bathhouse and the port
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