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In the News (Fri 19 Apr 19)

  Helike Foundation - Search for Ancient Helike
In 373 BC, a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami destroyed and submerged the ancient Greek city of Helike, on the southwest shore of the Gulf of Corinth.
In 2001, after twelve years of field work, the Helike Project brought to light the first traces of the lost Classical city, buried under deposits of an ancient lagoon.
An earthquake apparently caused the submergence of this Prehistoric town twenty centuries before a similar fate led to the disappearance of its Classical successor.
www.helike.org   (226 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Helike the Real Atlantis
On a winter night in 373 BC, the classical Greek city of Helike was destroyed by a massive earthquake and tidal wave.
What has bewitched archaeologists about Helike is that it was engulfed just when ancient Greece was reaching its height; when the philosophy and art that inspired the western world for thousands of years were invented.
If it is as well preserved as everyone hopes, Helike could be a time capsule from this crucial time in human development.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2001/helike.shtml   (763 words)

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