Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient Greece

Credit: Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty ImagesArcheologists and other scientists have long known that intoxicating gases emanating from water flowing from deep within the earth likely produced the visions of the oracle of Delphi, a seer who guided ancient Greeks with her prophecies from around 800 BC through the 4th century AD from her temple on Mount Parnassus.Now new research suggests many other Greek sacred sites were built on similar fissures created by earthquakes throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.   “The ancient Greeks placed great value on hot springs unlocked by earthquakes,” said Iain Stewart, professor of geoscience communication and director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at the University of Plymouth in Britain. “But perhaps the building of temples and cities close to these sites was more systematic than has previously been thought.”   In a study published recently in the Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, Stewart showed how temples and other st

Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient Greece

The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth.

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Did Ancient Greeks Deliberately Build Temples on Earthquake Faults?

A new paper suggests the ancient Greeks built and rebuilt structures on fissures created by earthquakes, viewing the tremors as mystical occurrences.

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A new paper suggests the ancient Greeks built and rebuilt structures on fissures created by earthquakes, viewing the tremors as mystical occurrences.

Credit: Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty ImagesArcheologists and other scientists have long known that intoxicating gases emanating from water flowing from deep within ...

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Ancient Greeks built cities over earthquake fault lines

A study by Plymouth University found a number of sacred Greek sites and structures in the Aegean region were built over fault lines.

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Earthquake Faults May Have Played Key Role in Shaping Culture of Ancient Greece

NewsThe Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study.Contributed Author: University ...

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