Mediterranean Sea

Sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean between Europe, Africa and Asia

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Theย Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water. Geological evidence indicates that around 5.9ย million years ago, the Mediterranean was cut off from the Atlantic and was partly or completely desiccated over a period of some 600,000 years, the Messinian salinity crisis, before being refilled by the Zanclean flood about 5.3ย million years ago.

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Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.
1 week ago • BBC News

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The 64 African migrants will be redistributed among four countries after being stranded at sea.
1 week ago • BBC News

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