Because of these developments a unique civilisation was created which always had the human at its very centre.
From these things sprung the renowned Greek philosophy, democracy the arts and sciences that is to be read in any major publication about ancient Greece.
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg and the University of Bournemouth have begun exploring the ruins at a village called Vlochos, around 300km (190 miles) north of Athens.
For this reason Classical Greece is generally considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of modern Western culture and is considered the cradle of Western civilization. 800 BC), archaeologically characterised by the protogeometric and geometric styles of designs on pottery.
Following the Dark Ages was the Archaic Period, beginning around the 8th century BC.
"The fact that nobody has ever explored the hill before is a mystery." The team, which also includes researchers from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa, found the remains of towers, walls and city gates on the summit and slopes of the hill.
They hope to avoid excavation and use methods such as ground-penetrating radar instead, which will allow them to leave the site in the same condition as when they found it.