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An Ancient Tsunami


An Ancient Tsunami

New evidence suggests that around 1500 BC, the flourishing Mediterranean civilization of Crete may have been destroyed by a giant tsunami similar to the one that hit Thailand and Sri Lanka in 2004. The eruption of the nearby Santorini volcano likely triggered the violent wave, scientists have conjectured. Could the sudden annihilation of Crete been what Plato was describing in his Atlantis tale? For more, visit BBC News(1).

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6568053.stm

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