Recently, a submerged city in southern Greece was discovered that appears to be the oldest known. It is believed to have been the location of the ancient Greek epic poem, “Iliad”.
According to research, the city dates back to around 2,800 BC.
The city measures 9 acres in size and was once a center for commerce between Minoan, Mycenaean, and other civilizations.
But, in 1000 BC, a series earthquakes completely destroyed the core of the building, forcing it to be swallowed by Earth. The entire landscape was altered by the earthquakes.
Because fifteen of these buildings clearly indicated that they were older than 5,000 years ago, the crew was able verify that.
John Henderson, University of Nottingham director, was responsible for the trip. Thanks to him, we have a virtual recreation of the city as it was in its prime that is available for us to observe.