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In 2009 the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the Hellenic Centre for Maritime Research and the University of Nottingham under a British School of Archaeology at Athens permit began a 5-year collaborative project to outline the history and development of the submerged ancient town of Pavlopetri in southern Laconia, Greece.
Over the coming years the Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeology Project aims to establish when the site was occupied, what it was used for and, through a systematic study of the geomorphology of the area, how the town and the Elaphonisos Strait became submerged.
Race to preserve the world's oldest submerged town - Part 2
Go to the BBC programme page
Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeology Project (GREECE).
Mr. Elias Spondylis (Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Dr. Jon Henderson (University of Nottingham)
The University of Nottingham (please see the Department of Archaeology), Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Institute of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), The Leventis Foundation, British School of Archaeology at Athens, the Municipality of Voiai and private sponsors.
Zeagle Dive Systems, DSGi South-Europe, Nautilus Marine Group, Geoacoustics UK and Kongsberg Maritime.
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