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02-15-2012, 02:46 PM
Archaeologists Uncovering Legendary Lost City of Poseidon

Researchers are excavating the site of ancient Helike, recovering artifacts and structures long sunk into oblivion by a 4th century earthquake.


A team of scholars and students will return to explore and investigate the site now thought to be the remains of the lost city of Helike, the legendary city that was for centuries the stuff of ancient writers and a tantalizing mystery for explorers and scientists for over 2,000 years.

Led by Dr. Dora Katsonopoulou, Director of the Helike Society, researchers have uncovered a wealth of artifacts and structural remains dating from the Bronze Age through the Roman and Byzantine periods at sites near the southwest shore of the Gulf of Corinth in northern Peloponnesos.