History DIAKOPTO (Small town) EGIALIA - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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History (2)

Catastrophes of the place

Sinking of the town by earthquake

VOURA (Ancient city) DIAKOPTO
   When the god wiped off Helice from the face of the earth, Bura too suffered a severe earthquake, so that not even the ancient images were left in the sanctuaries. The only Burians to survive were those who chanced to be absent at the time, either on active service or for some other reason, and these became the second founders of Bura.

Destruction and end of the town

By an earthquake, 373 BC

ELIKI (Ancient city) EGIALIA
Pausanias and Strabo state that Helice was destroyed by an earthquake (Paus. 7,24,12-13, Strab. 8,7,2).

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