Thursday, April 10, 2008

Uncertain future for ancient spa
Allianoi, an ancient site that was discovered just 10 years ago, will be submerged under the waters of Yortanli irrigation dam, which is much needed for the local farmers.

When construction of the dam began in 1998, the archaeologists, as a routine procedure, were asked to make a survey of the land.

Local people knew about and used a thermal spa centre called Pasa Ilicasi, which had been there since the Ottoman Empire.

They're planning on covering the place up with clay. Does that mean infilling it with clay? If so, it might not be 'destroyed' as someone is quoted in the article, just lost. Which is not a bad thing.