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It Took a Storm To Lift the Cover on this Ancient Roman City

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The few records that exist of the Roman city of Neapolis mention that it was once a major commercial port. But no evidence of a harbor was ever found ? until a major storm struck in 2013.

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Ancient records marked a modest Tunisian coastal town as the location of a one-time thriving Roman metropolis called Neapolis, but for centuries there was little archaeological evidence to support such a claim. That all changed when a massive storm exposed the ruins of ancient streets and buildings beneath in the Mediterranean Sea. Join a team of scientists as they investigate the submerged city in hopes of revealing new secrets about the rise and fall of the world's greatest empire.

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