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Delos Island

Delos Island:

A remarkable ancient site on the tiny Greek island of Delos is “doomed to disappear” within decades due to rising sea levels and geological processes, an expert has said.

  • Delos Island is one of the most important sanctuaries of the ancient Greek and Roman world.
  • It is a rocky island, part of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, was first settled in the 3rd millennium B.C.
  • But in the 1st millennium B.C
  • It is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • It is found that increasing temperatures combined with high levels of humidity can significantly affect the chemical composition of certain materials used in cultural heritage monuments.
  • Aegean Sea is located in the East Mediterranian Basin with the Greek peninsula to its west and Anatolia (consisting of the Asian side of Turkey) to its east.
  • The Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits connect the Aegean Sea to the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea respectively.
  • The vast majority of the Aegean Islands belong to Greece.
  • The only sizable possessions of Turkey in the Aegean Sea are Imbros (Gökçeada) and Tenedos (Bozcaada), in the northeastern part of the Sea.