A 2,500 years old mysterious lost Greek city discovered

A 2,500 years old mysterious lost Greek city discovered hidden under a hill near Athens.

Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg and University of Bournemouth are exploring a small village called Vlochós, found among ruins north of Athens.

Above, walls and towers as seen from the air.  Credit SIA/EFAK/YPPOA



The ruins around the Strongilovoúni hill were previously known, but now Robin Rönnlund and its team, started exploring more carefully the site. The area inside the city wall measures over 40 hectares.

The top of the Strongilovoúni hill

The top of the Strongilovoúni hill.  Credit SIA/EFAK/YPPOA

Rönnlund said:

“It feels great. I think it is

[an] incredibly big [deal], because it’s something thought to be a small village that turns out to be a city, with a structured network of streets and a square.”


PhD student in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History said:

“A colleague and I came across the site in connection with another project last year, and we realized the great potential right away. The fact that nobody has ever explored the hill before is a mystery.”

Fragment of a pottery from the late 6th century BC



Fragment of a pottery from the late 6th century BC.  Credit SIA/EFAK/YPPOA

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