Extruded volcanic material from the eruption – 150 billion tonnes of the stuff – is still turning up in archaeological digs from Eastern Turkey to Jordan.
The explosion also set in train scores of tsunami waves, 27 feet high, travelling at 200 miles per hour, that pounded the Cyclades, Crete, the Levant and the European mainland.
In March of 2011 I was due to fly to Japan with a film crew.
We knew there had been earthquakes but the trip still seemed feasible.
Here the Apostle John was exiled and received his visions recorded in the Book of Revelation (sometimes called The Revelation of St. This view of the island is from the village of Chora to the northeast.
Egyptian archaeologists today announced that they have unearthed traces of solidified lava on the northern coast of Sinai that date to around 1500 B.
C.—supporting accounts that ancient Egyptian settlements were buried by a massive volcanic eruption in the Mediterranean, they say.
C.), when foreigners known as the Hyksos ruled Egypt.
The scientists suggest that trade winds may have carried a blizzard of ash to Egypt from Santorini, located about 700 miles (1,100 kilometers) from Tharo.