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by Archaeology Newsroom

Earthquakes and church-building in Phthiotis during the sixteenth and eighteenth Centuries

In an earlier study dealing with the seismic activity in the area surrounding the Euboean Bay, I had suggested that the destruction of monasteries as well as a surge of reconstruction and building during the years 1749-1759, documented by a plethora of inscriptions in churches of the Locris and Malis region, seem to have followed the earthquake of July 22, 1740, which had struck the town of Lamia and the province of Locris. A recent article, which summarizes the architectural research done on most of the approximately twenty known Post-Byzantine churches in Phthiotis and in the eastern part of Eurytania, verifies my hypothesis. Thus, similar activities that followed the earthquake of 1544 can also be explained.