Monday, February 1, 2016

Underwater Pompeii For Monday Mystery...!

Many workshops, docks and the like are being discovered to be something else entirely.

Imagine something like an ancient pottery works being found underwater near Greece. Quite a find.

Aegean Sea Ruins

Toward the end of 2014, remnants of an ancient civilization, previously thought to be simply the remains of docks, were found just off the Greek island of Delos. The Greek media pounced on the news of the discovery, aptly named the “underwater Pompeii.” The discovery, which included the remains of a pottery workshop, terracotta pots, and a kiln, was made on the coast of Delos. This puzzled experts, as previous similar discoveries were all made near ports.

During their excavation of the site, archaeologists also found multiple large rocks set out in front of the pottery workshop and the ruins of other buildings. Many of the structures found remain unidentified, adding to the bigger mystery of how and why the ancient city ended up under the sea to begin with.

The workshop resembles similar ones found previously in Herculaneum and Pompeii. Archaeologists are continuing their research in relation to this latest discovery, as they are expecting it to bring to light more details of the history of Delos Island, which was abandoned in the sixth century AD and today is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I can bet the press people went nuts over the find. Seems like the old stuff is sometimes more important than present day issues, like the economy!

Coffee out on the patio this morning.


Gorges Smythe said...

I wonder if a guy could find some photos?

linda m said...

I have been seeing similar shows on the Smithsonian Channel about all the ruins in that area. Some people think it was a rise in sea levels ( or part of the Great Flood). Good one for today.

JO said...

These finds are being discovered all along the coasts there. Leaving all scientist and historians scabbling to find out what happened and what were these cities. I love the documentaries. It could have been volcano, eathquake or tsunami. Yes good one for the coffee today,

But I do agree these searches cost plenty and we are in need of taking care of our own first

Momlady said...

Ahhh, the mysteries of the past. Interesting, very interesting. Hope all's well in your house.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
I reckon that the photos can be found at the Unesco World Heritage site.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Linda...
Good channel with lots of interesting material.
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
So many that have yet to be found. Makes you wonder what happened.
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie!

Hey Momlady...
Always another mystery around the corner, right?
Thanks for the visit today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

It seems we haven't learned from history, so why uncover more of it??