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How to reconstruct a Bronze Age City

Duration: 05:33

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.

Available since: Mon 3 Oct 2011


Philip Glenister
Jon Henderson
Paul Olding
Paul Olding
Executive Producer
Gary Hunter

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City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri

Following the excavation of Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world.

First broadcast: 09 Oct 2011

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