Friday, 1 September 2017

Lost Roman City Found Underwater

A long-lost Roman city has been found in the waters of northeast Tunisia confirming the old theory that the settlement was swallowed up by a colossal tsunami 1,600 years ago. Divers have discovered the remains of streets, monuments, and around 100 tanks used to store garum, a fermented fish sauce sometimes called “Rome’s ketchup”.
On the morning of July 21, 365 CE, the Mediterranean was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5. The epicenter was in Crete, where most towns were destroyed. Large portions of Greece, Cyprus, Sicily, Spain, and North Africa suffered.
The earthquake caused an uplift of nine metres of the island of Crete.