A team of German researcher are convinced that the first tsunami recorded in the annals of history – by Herodotus – to protect the village from the attack Potidaea Persian armies.
German researchers have discovered in northern Greece geological evidence of tsunami in the year 479 BC, an event that saved the village from the attack Potidaea Persian troops. In his writings, Herodotus said huge waves that drowned hundreds of Persian soldiers who were preparing to assault fortified village.
Geologists from the University of Aachen have warned that the region could again face such a dramatic natural phenomenon, despite the fact that only southern Greece is normally considered an area of seismic risk.
Geophysicists Greeks themselves said that these earthquakes are a greater danger than the possibility of triggering tsunami type waves.
Sedimentary strata in northern Greece, where there formerly Potidaea, and today the town of Nea Poteidaia, evidence of dynamic geological events, such as the ancient tsunami traces, traces discovered by German geologists.
Excavations carried out in the suburbs Mende ancient city, located near Nea Potidaea, revealed high mussel shells on the seabed and landed by the devastating tsunami.
The discovery was presented at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of American, San Diego, California.
Source: BBC News