Allianoi - Turkey

Features January 1, 2011

A reservoir created by a new hydroelectric dam in western Turkey will soon permanently flood the ruins of the Roman-era bath complex of Allianoi.
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A reservoir created by a new hydroelectric dam in western Turkey will soon permanently flood the ruins of the Roman-era bath complex of Allianoi. International proposals to relocate Allianoi's thermal spa or erect a wall protecting the entire site have been ignored by the government, which chose instead to cover the remains in sand. Scholars, however, worry this measure won't adequately protect the site's well-preserved second-century A.D. architecture.

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