Earthquakes were a pretty common phenomenon in ancient Greece — terrifying and destructive, sure, but also a known risk of living in certain areas. Which is why it's a bit strange that so many of their temples are built on fault lines. You can probably guess how that story went: temple goes up, earthquake goes off, temple goes down. And then temple goes up again. Was it just bad luck that led to the Greeks putting their most valuable buildings directly over Mother Nature's ticking time bombs? Or was it something they planned from the very beginning?
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Written by Reuben Westmaas October 12, 2017
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