A sunken Roman city has been found.

The ruins stretch out over 20 hectares (almost 50 acres), according to the team that discovered them, and show that Neapolis was indeed partly submerged by a tsunami caused by an earthquake on 21 July in 365 AD.


What makes the discovery extra useful is that written records of Neapolis are few and far between in Roman literature – perhaps because the city was being punished for its lack of allegiance to the Romans.

The people of Neapolis sided with the Carthaginians during the Third Punic War in 149-146 BC, before the Romans won out and took control of the city.

I was all fired up to use the Atlantis angle, but what the heck, it’s always time for a shirtless the Avenging Son.





Author: leighbrackettsland

Student. Reader. Watcher. Dabbler.

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