Ruins of a lost Greek city buried deep underground have been discovered, which dates back to 2,500 years ago.
Archaeologists recently discovered the previously lost city, 190 miles north of Athens in Greece, on top of a hill on the great Thessalian plains.
Although the settlement dates back around 2,500 years, researchers claimed that it was mostly buried underground which is why it has not been uncovered before.
Researchers discovered the ancient remains of towers, walls and city gates which belong to an ancient town called Vlochós on the Strongilovoúni hill.
Team leader Robin Rönnlund explained in a statement: “We found a town square and a street grid that indicate that we are dealing with quite a large city. The area inside the city wall measures over 40 hectares (99 acres).
“We also found ancient pottery and coins that can help to date the city. Our oldest finds are from around 500 BC, but the city seems to have flourished mainly from the fourth to the third century BC before it was abandoned for some reason, maybe in connection with the Roman conquest of the area.”
The researchers that discovered the site now have plans to use radar to view the ancient remains to avoid digging up the entire site, so as not to cause any damage to the history.
Rönnlund commented, “what used to be considered remains of some irrelevant settlement on a hill can now be upgraded to remains of a city of higher significance than previously thought. The fact that nobody has never explored the hill before is a mystery.”
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