Priene and Pompeii: Cities in geologically active settings

Crouch D., GÜNGÖR T., ALKAN A.

International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment, Athens, Greece, 23 - 27 June 1997, pp.3107-3111 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.3107-3111
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Two Greco-Roman cities are situated in active landscapes, with changes in the river valley effectively terminating the occupation of Priene, while a volcano snuffed out Pompeii. This paper compares the two cities in terms of lotion, food supply; water supply, and building materials, each closely related to the geological setting.