In southern Greece, what looks to be the world’s oldest submerged city has recently been uncovered. It is so old that it is thought to be the setting for the ancient Greek epic poem “Iliad.”
It is stated to date back to 2,800 BC, which corresponds to the date that the research team discovered the submerged city.
The city, which is 9 acres in diameter, is quite old, to say the least, and it was reported that it was a center of commerce between the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations in ancient times.
However, this was cut short in 1,000 BC when a series of earthquakes entirely destroyed it to its core, forcing it to be swallowed up by the Earth. The earthquakes were so powerful that they altered the entire landscape.
The crew was able to confirm that it is over 5,000 years old because fifteen of the buildings here plainly displayed indicators of being that old to begin with.
The trip was directed by John Henderson on behalf of the University of Nottingham, and owing to him, we now have a virtual reproduction of the city in its prime that we can observe.