Archaeologists managed to find pieces of pottery and coins, the oldest of which dated to the late sixth century BC.
Archaeologists from Greece and Sweden have discovered in Thessaly unknown ancient city and its age is about 2500 years old. This was reported on the website of the Gothenburg University.
The discovery was made by the participants in a joint project Vlochos Archaeological Project. With the help of radar and photogrammetry they studied the hill, presumably to hide the remains of an ancient settlement. The scan proved that underground there are ruins of the ancient city. Archaeologists have conducted excavations only a small, if you plan to keep the hill intact.
They managed to find pieces of pottery and coins, the oldest of which dated to the late sixth century BC. Scientists believe that the unknown town flourished in the IV-III centuries BC. It occupied an area of over 40 hectares and was surrounded by a powerful fortress wall. Probably it was abandoned in the period from IV to VI century ad. The reasons for this, as the name of the settlement, is not yet established.
“About the ancient cities in this region very little is known, says project leader Robin rennlund Swede from Gothenburg University. – Many still believed that in those days the Western Thessaly was a backwater. However, our discovery allows you to fill in a gap in the history of this area and shows that much remains to be discovered”.
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