The harbor of Famagusta, under Turkish profession, lies in a cove on the east coast of Cyprus, at the eastern end of the fertile Mesaoria Plain. The ancient city of Salamis, which had a good natural port and was the chief harbor of shipment of the island and much-sought after copper. The metropolis was destroyed by an earthquake in the A.D. fourth century. The relics of a large theater, a Temple of Zeus, a gymnasium, a conduit and the city's cemetery have been excavated. Since the Turkish foray, there is no access to sections of Famagusta. The township has been described by international observers as a "ghost-town" left unhurt since the day locals were driven out by advancing Turkish troops.