The stays of what was considered a misplaced Greek metropolis discovered close to the Ionian island of Zakynthos are as an alternative a pure phenomenon, the College of East Anglia introduced on Thursday.
New analysis performed by the College of East Anglia and the College of Athens reveals that the location was created by a pure geological phenomenon that befell within the Pliocene period as much as 5 million years in the past.
The disc and doughnut-shaped buildings found by underwater divers close to Alikanas Bay had been initially considered ruins of an historical metropolis, full with paved flooring, courtyards and columns. Nevertheless it seems after X-ray and secure isotope examination that they’re geological formations.
“The positioning was found by snorkelers and first considered an historical metropolis port, misplaced to the ocean. There have been what superficially seemed like round column bases, and paved flooring. However mysteriously no different indicators of life – similar to pottery,” defined professor Julian Andrews, UEA College of Environmental Sciences.
“This type of phenomenon is sort of uncommon in shallow waters. Most related discoveries are usually many lots of and sometimes 1000’s of meters deep underwater,” Professor Andrews mentioned.