Geology for Global Development

Friday Photo (57): Active Geology – Sinking Buildings from Ancient Greece

These foundations were once part of a building in ancient Greece. Over thousands of years, active faults have lowered the land and the foundations have sunk below sea level. Geology can have a big impact on relatively short timescales.

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Rosalie was the Himalayas Programme Officer for Geology for Global Development and writer for the GfGD blog. She is a geochemist and a postdoc at the University of Oxford.

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    Cool!! I love the intersection between geology and the classics. Check out this post at my old blog on the rediscovery of Ithaca. http://globalgeology.blogspot.ca/2012/06/odyssey-and-geology-search-for-ithaca.html

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