Pavlopetri, ‘the city beneath the waves’ to surface in BBC Two documentary
Discovered over 40 years ago just off the coast of Greece, Pavlopetri is the oldest submerged city in the world and the only sunken city in Greece that predates the writing of Plato’s Atlantis myth. Now, for ‘Pavlopetri, The City Beneath the Waves’, BBC Two is to follow the team of experts excavating the submerged site. “The future of archaeology is under the water and we are now armed with the technology to unlock the countless fascinating secrets the sea is yet to yield up to us,” says BBC Two’s Janice Hadlow. The documentary is planned to air next year, and will make extensive use of CGI (3D computer generated images) to show for the first time in 3,500 years, how the mighty city of Pavlopetri – now five metres below the sea level – must have once looked.