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Lost City of Helike


Greek writer Pausanias gave an account of how, in one night, a crushing earthquake destroyed the city of Helike, followed by a massive tsunami that swept away what remained of the once-flourishing metropolis. 

The Achaean League capital was a worship center devoted to earth shaker and God of the sea, Poseidon.


No trace of the legendary society existed outside of ancient Greek texts until 1861 when an archeologist found Helike loot—a bronze coin with the unmistakable head of Poseidon. 

In 2001, a pair of archeologists located the ruins of Helike beneath coastal mud and gravel and is currently trying to uncover the rise and demise of what some consider the "real" Atlantis.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

Tags: archeology
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