Archaeologists in Croatia Discover 3,500-Year-Old Sunken Town

Croatian archaeologists have announced that they had discovered a 3,500-year-old sunken town and a port in the Adriatic Sea near Zadar, a southern coastal city.

Published: 23rd November 2015 11:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2015 11:09 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

ZAGREB: Croatian archaeologists have announced that they had discovered a 3,500-year-old sunken town and a port in the Adriatic Sea near Zadar, a southern coastal city.

"We found the remains of a large settlement and a port in the sea between the islands of Ricula and Galesnjak in the Pasman Channel last year. After radiocarbon analysis finished this month, we could say that the remains were probably built around 1500 BC," Mato Ilkic, head of the archaeological research team at Zadar University, told Xinhua.

They unearthed various findings during two research explorations in a small part of the settlement, covering a total area of nearly two hectares, Ilkic said.

The most valuable findings were the very rare wood objects from 3,500 years ago, he said.

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