NPR History http://www.kplu.org en In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again http://www.kplu.org/post/istanbul-byzantine-era-fleet-surfaces-again In Istanbul, major public transit projects are back under way after years of paralysis. The problem wasn't a lack of financing, but the layer upon layer of ancient artifacts that turned up every time the earthmovers started their work.<p>The excavation began eight years ago on projects intended to ease Istanbul's notoriously clogged traffic.<p>The job included building a tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait and linking it to a rail and subway network. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:35:25 +0000 Peter Kenyon 7267 at http://www.kplu.org In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again