The site was occupied throughout the Bronze Age - from at least 2800 BC to 1100 BC. This fresh information puts the world's oldest submerged town well over a millennium older than was previously thought.
The Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeology Project is an international team, that was given special permission to dive by the Greek government. The team carried out a detailed digital underwater survey and study of the structural remains, which were thought to belong to the Mycenaean period around 1600 to 1000 BC. The survey surpassed all their expectations.
Their investigations revealed another 150 square metres of new buildings as well as ceramics that suggest the site was occupied throughout the Bronze Age - from at least 2800 BC to 1100 BC.
Submerged town in the south of Greece.