Pavlopetri the oldest submerged city

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The city of Pavlopetri, underwater off the coast of southern Laconia in Peloponnese, Greece, is about 5,000 years old, and is the oldest submerged archeological town site. It is unique in having an almost complete town plan, including streets, buildings, and tombs. It was discovered in 1967 by Nicholas Flemming and mapped in 1968 by a team of archaeologists from Cambridge. The name Pavlopetri (\"Paul\'s and Peter\'s\", or \"Paul\'s stone\") is the modern name for the islet and beach, apparently named for the two Christian saints that are celebrated together; the ancient name or names are unknown.

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Civilizations BC
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Pavlopetri, under water city, Greece
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