World’s oldest submerged town dates back 5,000 years

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Admin

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The world’s oldest submerged town, Pavlopetri, is 1,200 years older than originally thought.

This summer the team carried out a detailed digital underwater survey and study of the structural remains, which until this year were thought to belong to the Mycenaean period — around 1600 to 1000 BC. The survey surpassed all their expectations. Their investigations revealed another 150 square metres of new buildings as well as ceramics that suggest the site was occupied throughout the Bronze Age — from at least 2800 BC to 1100 BC.

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