Marianne Luban
re: Thera Eruption - New RadioCarbon Tests
Sun Aug 19, 2018 14:32
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Rich wrote:

"Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815141326.htm
"By using radiocarbon measurements from the annual rings of trees that lived at the time of the eruption, the UA-led team dates the eruption to someplace between 1600 and 1525""


Now that is interesting. In my book, "The Life and Times of Moses Viceroy of Kush" I wrote [pages 49-50] "During the lifetime of the queen [Ahmose-Nefertari] and that of Moses, a terrible catastrophe had struck Egypt. Some believe it was the result of the eruption of the volcano at Thera, but the latter event has been radio-carbon dated to between 1627 and 1600 BCE by testing an olive branch buried beneath lava layers. That window of time does not fit to the reign of Ahmose even by the High Chronology, but perhaps the carbon dating cannot be quite so precise."


Since Ahmose I began his reign about 1566 by the High Chronology and if the new calibration is more accurate--then the possibility of the Tempest Stela of Ahmose being connected to the Thera blast, which affected the weather, is perfectly viable. In Upper Egypt, there were the occasional thunder storms that caused some flooding, but none of them warranted a stela with the king making many offerings to mollify the gods. "...it caused darkness in the Western region and the sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the roar of the crowd..."



  • re: Thera Eruption - New RadioCarbon TestsRich McQuillen, Sun Aug 19 12:34
    New tests released this week. Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815141326.htm "By using radiocarbon measurements from the... more
    • re: Thera Eruption - New RadioCarbon Tests — Marianne Luban, Sun Aug 19 14:32
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