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  • Did an Earthquake Destroy Ancient Greece?

    04/25/2013 2:24:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    OurAmazingPlanet ^ | 23 April 2013 Time: 01:18 PM ET | Becky Oskin
    The disappearance of the Mycenaens is a Mediterranean mystery. Leading explanations include warfare with invaders or uprising by lower classes. Some scientists also think one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the culture's collapse. At the ruins of Tiryns, a fortified palace, geologists hope to find evidence to confirm whether an earthquake was a likely culprit. Tiryns was one of the great Mycenaean cities. Atop a limestone hill, the city-state's king built a palace with walls so thick they were called Cyclopean, because only the one-eyed monster could have carried the massive limestone blocks. The walls were...