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Ancient town 'well preserved'


An Anglo-Greek team of archaeologists have established the oldest planned city ever discovered. Pavlopetri as it is known, is submerged and covered by sand and salt in Greece. The town's existence has long been known, but underwater investigations have now established how just old it is: 5000 years old, dating back to the time of Homer's heroes. Dr Jon Henderson of the University of Nottingham, led the British part of the team.

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