Archaeologists believe they found the temple of Poseidon in Greece

Poseidon

The area where the remains were found is prone to tsunamis which would make sense because Poseidon is the god of tsunamis.

According to a report by Phys on Wednesday, archaeologists discovered remains of what they believe was the temple of Poseidon near Samikon, Greece.

The remains were unearthed and are being researched by the Austrian Archaeological Institute and researchers from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Kiel University and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Elis.

The location where the remains were found corresponds to the area referred to by ancient Greek historian Strabo who described the shrine some 2,000 years ago.

More research needs to be done on the structure, and extensive archaeological, geoarchaeological and geophysical analysis is planned for the next few years to understand the structure and its history better.

In Greek mythology, Poseidon is the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. He is the brother of Zeus, god of the sky and Hades, god of the underworld, and the three are considered the most prominent gods of the 12 mainGreek gods. He is traditionally depicted with a trident which he is believed to have used to channel his powers.

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