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Wed Dec 14, 2016, 06:28 AM

2500 year-old Greek city discovered

rchaeologists have discovered a 2,500-year-old lost city in Greece.

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg and the University of Bournemouth have begun exploring the ruins at a village called Vlochos, around 300km (190 miles) north of Athens.

The team, which also includes researchers from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa, found the remains of towers, walls and city gates on the summit and slopes of the hill.

They hope to avoid excavation and use methods such as ground-penetrating radar instead, which will allow them to leave the site in the same condition as when they found it.

During their first two weeks of field work in September, they have discovered an ancient pottery and coins dating back to around 500 BC.


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Judi Lynn Dec 2016 #1

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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 03:53 PM

1. Wow. Can't wait until they share more information about Vlochos with the world.

Found a photo of the hill no one in the present in the area seemed to suspect was the site of an ancient Acropolis:


Same general area, Amphipolis. [/center]
Thanks for posting this information.

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The article has a photo of a fragment of pottery they found:

It seems remarkable, doesn't it? So old, broken, still so easy to see, workmanship is wonderful!

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