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Ancient city found in the Aegean Sea

An ancient city unlike anything previously found has been discovered in the Aegean Sea. The city is around 4500 years old and has the same size of ten football pitches. Large horseshoe-shaped parts that are thought to have been used as watchtowers were found, a structure previously unknown to this era. This is explained by Julien Beck from the University of Geneva, who participated in the search along with archaeologists from the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Swiss School of Archaeology. Furthermore, they explain that the chances of finding such walls, that the city is built from, under water are very low.

The town consists of stone buildings in various forms from rectangular to circular and portions that they believe are streets. Pots, tools and equipment found on site are typical for the era. The quantity of findings is enormous and researchers believe that this will lead to greater knowledge about daily life in ancient times.

Photo: Hellenic Ministry of Culture

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antik undervattenstad norra cypern

 

antik undervattenstad norra cypern

 

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Malin has previously worked in hotels, studied languages in France and studied history. One of her main interests is traveling, and now she spends much time in North Cyprus which she loves. It has great weather and nice people - and lot of interesting history!