A team of archaeologists has revealed the existence of an ancient Greek city. This unearthed location is assumed to provide more data about similar ancient cities in the area. The ruins of this town were unveiled around Strongilovouni, a hill situated above the plains of Western Thessaly, located near Athens. Some historians may have always evaluated them as being the backwater of the prehistoric world.
- An ancient Greek city was recently unearthed by a team of archaeologists.
- They have discovered coins and pottery dating back approximately 2,500 years ago.
- The old city may reveal more information about the history of other Greek cities in the area.
The remnants of walls, gates, and towers located at the top of the hill have been known for approximately two hundred years. All these ruins indicated the existence of an extended village. Unfortunately, no one knew what was underneath all those ruins.
However, some archaeologists ventured to find out more about the ancient city. They visited the site, investigating the area using radar technology to reveal more data. They avoided using excavation and opted for noninvasive methods. Scientists did not want to damage the archeological site, trying to preserve its original state.
After carefully examining the ruins, researchers have established that the ancient Greek city existed approximately 2,500 years ago. Apparently, unknown reasons determined locals to abandon it. The first investigation which analyzed the old site ended back in September.
Robin Ronnlund, the leader of the fieldwork and also a student in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Gothenburg, argued that she together with her colleagues had first discovered a town square and a street grid. This could have signaled that they were dealing with a big old city. The walls of the ancient Greek city surround an area which was estimated to measure about 40 hectares.
What is more, the team of archaeologists has also revealed some coins and old pottery which can help them date the ancient city. Ronnlund has also claimed that their earliest discovery dates back from approximately five hundred years BC. Nevertheless, the city has probably flourished during the period located somewhere between the fourth and the third century BC.
After that, the city was abandoned due to unknown reasons. Scientists have presupposed that the abandonment of the town may be correlated to the Roman conquest which was boosting at that time in the area. Researchers are confident when stating that this unearthed city may bring more data about the history of Greek cities.
Unfortunately, there is very little information concerning the existence of ancient cities in the area. Some experts have even thought that this hill was a backwater back in Antiquity.
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