David Rohl now believes that it was the eruption of 1160 B.C., not an earlier one, that wasted Crete and left pumice as far away as the Nile delta. The critical point is that according to discoveries made by Manfred Bietak at Tell ed-Daba (Avaris), Thutmose III must have been the ruling pharaoh, whenever it happened.
:’) Schorr, writing as Isaacson to avoid problems during his postgrad studies, noted that the old conventional 1500 BC date was referenced by Velikovsky, but due to the artifacts found under the eruption layer, the supposed supereruption would have to be dated centuries later. [”Some Preliminary Remarks about Thera and Atlantis” Israel M. Isaacson; followed by editors’ “A Reply to Isaacson”, KRONOS, Vol. I, No. 2, summer 1975]