We Love Animals
News

5,000-Year-Old Sunken City Discovered In Southern Greece, Believed To Be Oldest Of Its Kind

In the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece there is a small village called Pavlopetri, where a nearby ancient city dating back 5,000 years resides.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

What is interesting about this archaeological site is that it’s not an ordinary one at all, as the city can be found about 13 feet underwater, and is believed to be the oldest known sunken city in the world until now.

However, this is not an ordinary archaeological site – the city can be found about 4 meters underwater and is believed to be the oldest known submerged city in the world.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

Looking at the design of the city, people would be absolutely amazed because of its incredible plan.

The submerge city is incredibly well decorated with roads, two-story houses with gardens, temples, a cemetery, and a sophisticated water management system consisting of channels and water pipes.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

Archaeologists found a square or plaza about 131 x 66 feet in the centre of the city, and almost all buildings discovered had up to 12 rooms inside, making the city design much more excellent than many modern counterparts.

Another notable aspect of the city is that the city is so old that it dates back to the period when the famed ancient Greek epic poem ‘Iliad’ started to spread by word of mouth.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

A 2009 research claimed that the city stretches for nearly 392,040 square feet, which means 43,560 square yard or 9 acres, and had its first inhabitants prior to 2,800 BC.

Researchers predicted that the time when the city was submerged might have been about 1000 BC, and the reason for this was attributed to earthquakes.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

Even so, after 5,000 years, the city arrangement remains clearly visible, with up to 15 buildings have been discovered, up to now.

John Henderson, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham, head of the expedition crew, together with his team, have made use of the said detailed design to recreate a 3D reconstruction of the city.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

The 3D reconstruction is believed to be extremely accurate, and is displayed in the following video.

The city is believed to have been a trade center for two ancient civilizations, Minoan and Mycenaean by historians.

5,000-Year-Old Sunken CitySource: University of Nottingham

VIDEO:


H/T: Ancient Origins

Related posts

Archaeologists Discovered 40,000-Year-Old Star Maps With Expertise In Modern Astronomy

Larry

2021: AI Has Helped Robots Reproduce, Officially Blurring The Line Between Machines And Creatures

Larry

Con La Brisa Meaning – Black Panther OST Lyrics

Michelle

Quick guide: How to get your Receiptify receipt

Sunny

Twitter announced new CEO, Elon Musk says with sarcasm: “USA benefits greatly from Indian talent”

Jonathan

Young Man Left Microsoft To Establish A Social Network That Surpassed YouTube And Facebook

Larry

Earning Millions By Helping Start-Ups: Weird But True

Larry

Why Should The FCC Ban Tiktok? FCC Commissioner & Tiktok

Michelle

Mummy Of Pharaoh Amenhotep I “Digitally Unwrapped”, Revealing Many Secrets

Larry

Anunnaki Alien, The Gods That Ruled Us, Are Returning To Earth

Larry

Why Did They Kill Off Grace In Manifest? Explained

Michelle

Twenty Mummies Found In Greco-Roman Cemetery In North African Country

Larry

Dahmer-Monster: Jeffrey Dahmer Cut Victim’s Head And Genitals, Then Hid Them In Work Locker At Chocolate Factory

Sunny

Could Century-Old Theft Explain Mystery Of The $10 Million Gold Coins Discovered By Dog Walking Couple?

Larry

The Mystery Of The Sablino Caves – Russian Version Of Bermuda Triangle

Larry

Why Bill Gates Believes That Climate Tech Will Be The Future For Investors?

Larry

Amid Gerard Piqué Split: Shakira on Protecting Her Sons: ‘My Number One Mission in Life’

Sunny

Notorious Millionaire Revealed Sleeping With 17 Women A Week And A Series Of Other Scandals

Larry

Are Tyga And Bella Poarch Dating? Rumor Or?

Michelle

From A Down Syndrome Kid To The Multi-Millionaire: The Passionate Story Of John Cronin

Larry

2020 Was Bad, Indeed, But Humanity Have Gone Through More Terrible Years

Larry

China unexpectedly finds out 12 million children from no where

Jonathan

Scientists Discovered A 6,000 Year Old Alien Mask In Bulgaria

Larry

Man Won $30 Million Lotto: Still Can’t Keep The Wolves From The Door

Larry

One Of The Best Preserved Mummies, This 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Remains Still Have Blood In Veins

Larry

Long-Lost Prehistoric City Found Underneath The Surface Of Egyptian Pyramids

Larry

Biggest Roman Mosaic Discovered In London For 5 Decades

Larry

Truth Confirmed About Fossilized Eggs Aging 60 Million Years In Brazil

Larry

NASA Computers Hacker Reveals A Currently Ongoing Battle With Aliens In Space

Larry

Ancient Passage Crypt With Mysterious Inscriptions

Larry

‘Exquisite’ Roman Figure Discovered During HS2 Excavation In Southeast England

Larry

Who Killed Jenni Rivera? The Exact Cause Leads To The Death of the Latin Superstar

Sunny

The Angel of the Gap: the man who saved more than 160 people from suicide

Jonathan

Stone With Pictish Symbol Carvings Discovered In Scottish Field

Larry

Horned Giant Skulls Dating Back To Prehistoric Times Excavated In Pennsylvania During The Late 19th Century

Larry

Where Is Tracy Edwards? Jeffrey Dahmer Victim That Got Away

Michelle

Frozen Yogurt: The Healthier Choice For Your Clean Eating

Sunny

Bill Gates: 2021 Has Been A Very Difficult Year In My Life

Larry

The Real Middle Of The Ocean Drake Meaning: About Serena?

Michelle

‘Culturally Cosmopolitan’ Bronze Age Mummies Discovered In China Have Astonishing Origins

Larry

Archaeologists Excavated Amphora Workshop In Egypt

Larry

John Leguizamo Calls Out Chris Pratt’s Super Mario Bros. Movie As “Unfortunate”

Michelle