Remains of Roman city devoured by tsunami have been discovered
In 2017, the remains of a lost Roman city were discovered on the northeastern coast of Tunisia. The ruins are underwater.
Scientists suspect that these may be traces of the Roman city of Neapolis, which was devoured by a tsunami in the 4th century CE. This centre was famous throughout the Mediterranean for the production of garum – the famous fermented fish sauce that was added to dishes.
According to the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus, the tsunami also destroyed Alexandria and the Greek island of Crete. The discovery took place near the Tunisian city of Nabeul.