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Natural Disasters in Ancient Greece.
Transcript of Natural Disasters in Ancient Greece.
On July 21st 365 A.D. , there was an earthquake happened under the Mediterranean sea. The earthquake happened near the greek island of Crete.
It destroyed almost all of the towns on the island. Thousands of people died & got badly injured.
Around 1645 B.C. , a volcano erupted on the island of Santorini. The eruption cause much damage in Santoina & the island of Crete. Archaeologists have found buildings and large belongings.
Helike was submerged by the Gulf of Corinth by an earthquake & a tsunami in 373 B.C. It is still submerged till this day. Ancient writers mentioned that you could see the ruins beneath the water for hundreds of years after the disaster. Many people lost their lives but they don't know how many for sure.
Mt. Vesuvius is a volcano that erupted on August 24 A.D. 79 blanketing the towns and 1000s of residents of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum. The volcano is still a threat and the population of the area is much greater today.