An earthquake in 365 A.D. destroyed every city in Crete. It was the telltale echo of a much more devastating event nearly 2,000 years before.
Deadly Albania Earthquake Casualty and Damage Tolls Climb
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Albania’s capital of Tirana shortly before 4 a.m. this morning, killing at least six people.
Footprints Discovered at Trachilos, Crete Date from 5.7 Million Years Ago
Dr. Per Ahlberg and a team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden have identified fossilized humanoid footprints in a small area near Trachilos, Crete. Fossil footprints in a track laid down almost 6 million years ago suggest a humanoid or previously unknown primate presence on the Aegean island. The scientists say the animal or ancient human responsible for the prints was probably claw-less and bipedal, walked on the soles of its feet, and had other hominin-like characteristics.
Croatia and the Speleologist’s Wish List
Croatia is a wonderful destination for cultural treasures, historical adventures, culinary and even outdoor tourism, but not many people realize the subterranean wonders Croatia has to offer. Yes, caving is one of the most intriguing and popular touristic activities in the fantastic Eastern European country.