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What happened to ancient Helike?

June 7, 2019 - General

There is little to see today of Helike, just a few walls and artefacts scraped clean by archaeologists. The great Greek city, famed across the classical world, sunk into the coastal mud of the Gulf of Corinth in 373 BC during a terrible earthquake. Writers still recalled its fate hundreds of years later.

View of the excavations at Rizomylos, middle Helike area
[Credit: Helike Project]The traveller Pausanius in the 2nd century AD…

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