How to reconstruct a Bronze Age City

Pavlopetri was an advanced city whose origins are thought to have contributed to the ‘dawning of the west’. More than 3500 years ago it functioned as an active harbour town with trading links around the Mediterranean, but was lost for centuries, under the waves. In this clip, the graphics team are able to build up a stunning portrait of how the city would have worked, following Dr. Jon Henderson’s excavation of the site.
Through CGI we are able to rebuild and reimagine their large domestic dwellings, reconstruct many types of ornate vessels and containers, and revisit their forward thinking death rituals. The variety of discoveries reveal Pavlopetri to once have functioned as an impressive gateway to mainland Greece.

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6 minutes


Role Contributor
NarratorPhilip Glenister
ParticipantJon Henderson
DirectorPaul Olding
ProducerPaul Olding
Executive ProducerGary Hunter

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