A team of archaeologists and divers from Greece they found the remains of an ancient agricultural settlement dating back to 6000 BC The discovery will allow researchers to learn more about the practices of the first populations that settled on the Aegean Sea.
The discovery took place at a depth of between five and seven meters near the coast of the Ayios Petros isletwhich belongs to the archipelago of the Sporades Islands (center of the European country), according to what was reported by the Ministry of Culture of Greece.
The researchers from Greece they found constructions of dry stone, walls and ceramics. In addition, they discovered embankments under the sand. These findings led scientists to solve continue with the underwater excavations in the coming years in order to unravel what life was like for the population that lived in this place in the Neolithic period and that left traces of this settlement, the oldest in the region.
A giant marble head
The finding announced today comes only two days after the Ministry of Culture of the hellenic country reported that he had found a huge marble head that would represent the demigod Herculesalso in the depths of the sea that bathes the coasts of Greece.
This discovery took place in the emblematic Antikythera shipwreck that occurred in the 1st century BC in the Aegean Sea and was discovered by chance in the year 1900. Researchers who found the head believe it could belong to a headless statue that was also found in the wreck and is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
In the same incursion, human teeth embedded in a mass with traces of copper and several objects that belonged to the damaged ship were also found, such as iron, nails, bronzes and other masses that, to inexperienced eyes, are only amorphous objects completely colonized by life. Marine.