A smaller version of Pompeii discovered underwater off Greece


Once thought to be old portions of port facilities, archaeologists have recently determined that the underwater ruins off the coast of Delos are actually those of a small and ancient settlement. Lying in water at just 6 feet deep, archaeologists from the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Ephorate of Undersea Archaeology discovered the base of structures of buildings, including a pottery workshop complete with a kiln.

They also found 16 terracotta pots in the sea floor. The discoveries led the archaeologists to conclude that the ruins were part of an ancient settlement reminiscent of Pompeii.


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