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  • Inger Mewburn

    I was shown the Pavlopetri project by @thomsonpat, who thought I might be interested in what academics wear while doing underwater fieldwork. Snorkles FTW!

  • Garry Sandison

    Pavlopetri underwater archaeology project: investigating the oldest submerged town in the world. In 2009 the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the Hellenic Centre for Maritime Research and the University of Nottingham under a British School of Archaeology at Athens permit began a 5-year collaborative project to outline the history and development of the submerged ancient town of Pavlopetri in southern Laconia, Greece.

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