The truth about Tsunami of Alexandria 365 AD
Arch. Dawoud Khalil Messiha M.S.
The date 21 July 365 marked a profound turning point in the history of Alexandria city. Alexandria had been struck by earthquakes on more than one occasion but that which battered the metropolis and the neighboring cities in this day reached dimensions which had never before been experienced. Reference to historical accounts, a gigantic tsunami hit the coast and washed ships ashore onto the roofs of the houses. Was Alexandria destroyed by this tsunami and how the city survived centuries after the earthquake? As geographical and archaeological analysis supported the ancient accounts that an earthquake struck around AD 365, tha author of the article proposes that more than earthquake struck in a shiort period of time.