Archaeologists Discover 2,500-Year-Old Greek City
Like Atlantis, it sank into obscurity. Archaeologists had previously assumed that the seemingly uninteresting ruins on a hill near Vlochós, about 200 miles north of Athens, were those of a small, insignificant settlement. But an international team using ground-penetrating radar found a 99-acre metropolis that flourished in the fourth and third centuries B.C. The noninvasive exploration, which started in September, revealed gates, walls, towers and coins — and further research might explain the fate of the ancient Greek city, which declined around the time of the Roman conquest.