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Earthquakes, Archeology, and Civilization

Earthquakes left an indelible mark on early civilizations.

A look at the impact of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis on ancient people in the Western world. Cities were knocked down, buried, and sunk beneath the sea. Using the well known seven wonders of the ancient world as a proxy hints that natural disasters were similar to politics and war for disrupting empires. The ancient step pyramids in the new world appear crude compared with European architecture, but are surprisingly earthquake resistant, perhaps by design.

Ancient Wonders

Ancient wonders destroyed by earthquakes

Wonders of the Ancient World Destroyed by Earthquakes