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« on: October 06, 2008, 09:02:49 pm »


                THE ISLE OF KEFALONIA

                                 Homer's Ithaca Possibly Found Thanks To New Geologic Research

by Staff Writers
Alexandria VA (SPX)
Jan 12, 2007

Results of geologic tests released on January 9, 2007, by British businessman Robert Bittlestone, Cambridge
classicist James Diggle, and University of Edinburgh geologist John Underhill suggest further evidence to support
the hypothesis that Homer's Ithaca can be found on western Kefalonia as reported in the January 2007 issue of Geotimes magazine, published by the American Geological Institute.

This hypothesis, fully explained in Geotimes, suggests that the western peninsula of the modern-day Greek island Kefalonia, called Paliki, was a separate island 3,000 years ago. Landslides and rockfalls from earthquakes filled in
the valley between Kefalonia and Paliki, thus disguising the ancient landscape that was described by Homer in the Odyssey.

Underhill and colleagues have conducted extensive geological and geophysical studies on the southern end of the isthmus between Kefalonia and Paliki where the team drilled a 122-meter borehole.

The team never encountered bedrock but instead bored through unconsolidated rockfall and landside material even below sea level. The absence of bedrock and presence of very young marine fossils in the reworked borehole sediments confirm that rockfalls and landslides could have filled in the ancient sea channel to create the isthmus between the once separate islands.

If this hypothesis holds true, Paliki likely matches Homer's description of Ithaca.
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