France's ancient port of Olbia, sunk below rising sea levels


Unbeknown to some locals and kite surfers who enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters above, part of the remains of ancient Olbia, a settlement first founded by the Greeks in the C4th BC and made into a port by the Romans in the C1st AD, lie just a few metres from the shore near Hyères in southern France, where it finally sank below rising sea levels 1,400 years ago.

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