Article courtesy of BuzzFeed, written by Kelly Oakes.
When a diver found a collection of rocks in a uniform pattern off the coast of Greek island Zante he thought he’d stumbled on the ruins of an ancient city. Now scientists have analysed those rocks, and found that they were actually formed naturally.
The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of Greece examined the site, and decided to call in the experts to investigate. So Julian Andrews, a professor of environmental sciences at University of East Anglia and lead author on a paper published today in the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology, and colleague Michael Stamatakis, a professor of industrial minerals at the University of Athens, had a look.