Tag: Athens

Ancient Greek Knew Geology Thousands of Years Before His Time

By Valerie Ross | June 7, 2011 10:00 am

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The city of Piraeus, in 2008

What’s the News: Chalk up another win for the ancient Greeks. The Greek historian and geographer Strabo wrote nearly 2,000 years ago that Piraeus, a small peninsula near Athens, had once been an island—and a new study in this month’s issue of Geology shows he was right.

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