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To: SunkenCiv

Well if the scientific results are confirmed, it means that the Egyptologists have mislaid a century in there somewhere, right?


8 posted on 12/03/2008 4:29:31 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The upshot is, the pushing back of the date of the supposed super-eruption means the Egyptian chronology -- which is already out of whack anyway, padded as it was by goofballs in the 19th century –- has to be stretched backward another 100-150 years, screwing up any synchronisms established between Egyptian chronology and other civs of the Near East and Med.

There was no super-eruption of Thera in historical times, or in late prehistoric times. The caldera is over a 100K years old. The only surviving ancient record of an eruption on Thera dates to about 200 BC, and Herodotus discusses the island at length, and never mentions it -- no doubt because he lived before 200 BC. :')
9 posted on 12/03/2008 8:40:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
There is a similar redating required to align the Egyptian dynasties and physical history to the events of the Exodus too.
27 posted on 12/05/2008 8:12:56 AM PST by Natural Law
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