Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Tenea uncovered a range of priceless artifacts including lamps, coins, jewels and sculptures.
The ancient city of Tenea is mentioned in many legends.
A spectacular treasure has been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient city in Greece dating back to 1600 years old.
Archaeologists excavating the lost city Tenea uncovered a range of priceless artifacts including lamps, coins, jewelry, sculptures and even an old bathroom.
The discovery of the ancient city Tenea was confirmed last year and since then experts have been working constantly to unearth it.
Ancient Roman baths have been discovered, giving an insight into how ancient people socialized.
The city is thought to consist of a network of 670 meters long houses and tombs filled with gold and silver.
According to ancient legends, Tenea was built to detain prisoners after the battle of Troia and then became rich in Roman times.
The large number of valuable artifacts found adds to the mystery of why the city was suddenly abandoned.
This item is known as 'pyxis' and is supposed to contain cosmetics.
After being abandoned in 400 AD, Tenea was buried underground until excavations began at the site in 2013.
From 2013 to 2018, this place has not been confirmed as a city of Tenea for another five years because archaeologists want to be absolutely sure they have enough evidence.
Archaeologists at the site previously said their findings could be just the tip of an iceberg of what could be discovered.
They also have some theories about why the city was abandoned
Archaeologist Konstantinos Lagos told the BBC: 'We know the Slavs invaded the area around that time. We believe that the people of Tenea abandoned the city and fled to the surrounding hills. '
About 200 years after being abandoned, there is some evidence of people returning to the city but it has lost its wealth so it was not as attractive as it used to be.
One of the ancient silver coins was discovered, with the name Late Archaic.
The city of Tenea has also been mentioned in many Greek myths, including the myth of the famous King Oedipus.
Experts from a number of organizations will continue to excavate the site, which is currently under strict protection.
Before being licensed to excavate at Tenea, famous smugglers dug up two marble statues from the 6th century BC in this city and sold them for 10 million euros (more than VND 250 billion) in 2010.