Pavlopetri: The Oldest Submerged City in the World

Pavlopetri—a Bronze Age city that was occupied from the third millennium until 1100 B.C.—is included on the 2016 World Monuments Watch because it is threatened by pollution caused by large ships anchoring in Greece’s Vatika Bay. In a lecture held at World Monuments Fund’s offices, marine geo-archaeologist Nicolas Flemming, who discovered Pavlopetri in 1967 and carried out the first survey of the underwater site, made a fascinating presentation about the city, and Cheryl Benard discussed the local efforts to protect Pavlopetri.