Researchers recently found an underwater city nestled in the waters of the Aegean Sea — but it's not Atlantis. This 4,ooo-year-old city dates back to roughly the same period as the famous pyramids of Giza, and it even predates the great Mycenaean civilization by a thousand years.
Julien Beck, a Senior Lecturer in Aegean and Near Eastern archaeology at the University of Geneva, spoke with Spero News about the find he dubbed an "archaeologist's paradise."
"The importance of our discovery is partly due to the large size of the establishment: at least 1.2 hectares (Spero Ed. Note: 2.9 acres) were preserved." That's more than two football fields, and it's not just the size that makes it significant.
The team has found paved surfaces, which Spero notes "could be streets," and more uniquely, they've uncovered "three significant stone structures that were probably towers." The article observes that structures of this type have never been found in the region before.
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