Underwater ‘Lost City’ Found to be a Geological Formation

The ancient underwater remains of a long lost Greek city were recently found out to be actually created by a natural geological and geographical phenomenon.


Source: Deccan Chronicle

The ancient underwater remains of a long lost Greek city were recently found out to be actually created by a natural geological formation and geographical phenomenon.

Source: Giphy

Some underwater divers discovered what seemed like courtyards, colonnades and paved floors. They thought they found ruins of a long lost civilization which got destroyed by tidal waves that hit the island.

Source: UEA

According to a joint research from the University of Athens from Greece and the University of East Anglia from UK, the underwater “lost city” found near the holiday island Zaykynthos in Greece were in fact created by a natural geographical phenomenon in the Pliocene era, which was up to five million years ago.

Source: Inhabitat

“The site was discovered by snorkelers and first thought to be an ancient city port, lost to the sea. There were what superficially looked like circular column bases, and paved floors. But mysteriously no other signs of life — such as pottery.” Said the Lead author, Prof Julian Andrews from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences

Source: Constantine

Prof Michael Stamatakis from the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment at the University of Athens together with archaeologist Magda Athanasoula and diver Petros Tsampourakis studied the site.

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Underwater ‘Lost City’ Found to be a Geological Formation

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