Due to a regional drought in 2007, a previously-unexplored portion of the ancient Greek city of Bathonea, situated on the shore of Lake Kucukcekmece in modern-day Turkey, was exposed, and is now accessible for archaeologists to excavate. One of the major finds made through the dig at Bathonea was the verification of a previously-unsubstantiated story of an invasion from the Avar Empire in 646 A.D. But, wars long forgotten aside, the site also yielded evidence of far more beneficial activities: the large-scale production of medicines, including some that are still in use today.
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