Aqueduct and hidden treasures discovered in ‘lost’ city of Tenea in Greece


Part of the Hadrianic aqueduct, one of the largest hydraulic works of the 2nd century AD in Greece, has been brought to light in the “lost” city of ancient Tenea, as well as part of a prehistoric settlement dating to the Early Bronze Age II (2600-2300 BC).

According to, the Culture Ministry announced that the discovery happened during excavations at Chiliomodi in Corinthia, southern Greece, in October 2023. Among the findings were also 29 special silver coins from ancient Greece, dating from around 6th century BC to 330s BC.


Tenea was known only in stories and history books for a long time. Legend says it was built around 1100 BC by prisoners from the Trojan War.

Archaeologists are studying all this as part of the “Ancient Tenea” project led by Dr. Elena Korka. She found the city in 2019 and is now exploring its secrets.





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