Archaeologists of Croatia have announced their amazing discovery of a 3,500 year-old sunken town just in the Adriatic Sea that’s located near Zadar, a southern coastal city. This phenomenal discovery was found in the sea between the islands of Galesnjak and Ricula in the Pasman Channel of the year 2014.

Dubrovnik-CroatiaA team of archaeologists led by the head of archaeological research of the Zadar University, Mato  Ilki?, had brought a variety of artifacts that appear to be as old as 3,500 years. Mato states,

“We discovered the stays of a giant settlement and a port in the ocean between the islands of Ricula and Galesnjak in the Pasman Channel final yr. After radiocarbon evaluation completed this month, let’s say that the stays have been in all probability constructed round 1500 BC.”

Thanks to a small donation provided by a boutique travel agency known as Secret Dalmatia had used satellite images and even aerial view photographs to determine the size of the huge man-made civilization beneath the water. In a blog post provided by Alan Mandic, a project benefactor, stated this:

“One can clearly see the underwater structures on the aerial shots and, it is known from the records, that the region was part of the village of Tukljaca. The village was abandoned and slowly sunken underwater during the Ottoman-Venetian War (1570-1573). Back in the 70s, some archaeological reconnaissance has also been done but no sondage and actual underwater excavating have been done. Until now.”


Upon exploring the vast city, they were able to find a wide menagerie of goat/sheep bones, pottery fragments, stone axes, and wood residues.

After analyzing their findings, they were able to date the civilization as apart of the mid-Bronze Age period. What’s fascinating is that this city was apart of an unknown community that use to live along the Pasman channel even before Liburnians arrived.