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31. General Conclusions [Books]
... criteria for the identification of impact craters. All of them (except shatter cones) have been found in the prototype of meteoritic structures: the Barringer Crater. None at all (except perhaps shatter cones) has up till now been identified in classical volcanic craters, including those which are known to have been due to explosions (Krakatoa, Santorini). Reference has been made to the opinion of geophysicists that the strength of sedimentary layers (sealing fissures through which volcanic explosion craters and crypto-volcanic structures must burst) does not allow the building up of pressures of the energy required to produce craters of the size of those in dispute. They are convinced that the sediments would yield long ...
32. Focus [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... radiate more heat than they receive from the sun... Venus has an oxygen-rich atmosphere". (Surely it was that Velikovsky said if oxygen was present in the atmosphere of Venus it would be consumed in petroleum fires?) The truth, we are told, is that the Bible does report garbled reports of genuine disasters (the Santorini volcano is provided as the example here, linked with the Atlantis story and "some Biblical stories"). We are told that "the attempt by some scientists 30 years ago to suppress Velikovsky's book was disgraceful", that "the refusal to offer a reasoned response to Velikovsky has encouraged supporters who assume that science doesn't respond because ...
33. Edfu Books (Advert) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... from the biblical Exodus, inscribed on the Tempest Stele' of Ahmose I - the first time that an Old Testament account has been found in the historical record. The implications of this revelation are that the biblical Exodus must have occurred in the early 16th century BC, that the biblical plagues were probably caused by the eruption of Thera (Santorini), and that the Israelites were paid a large tribute by Ahmose I to leave Egypt - which they used to fabricate the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. A further revelation, that springs directly from this quotation, is that the biblical Mt Sinai is most probably the Great Pyramid of Giza. If this were the case ...
34. Biblical Plagues 'Caused by Volcano' [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... that the Biblical plagues and the parting of the Red Sea were natural events rather than myths or miracles is to be presented in a new BBC documentary. Moses, which will be broadcast next month, will suggest that much of the Bible story can be explained by a single natural disaster, a huge volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini in the 16th century BC. [. .] Dr Daniel Stanley, an oceanographer has found volcanic shards in Egypt that he believes are linked to the explosion. [. .] Computer simulations by Mike Rampino, a climate modeller [and CCNet member] from New York University, show that the resulting ash cloud could have plunged ...
35. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... not just local. Dr. Newgrosh then turned to a consideration of the controversial Greenland Ice Cores. After correlating small peaks of acidity in the annual ice layers with known volcanic eruptions AD, analysis of the BC record revealed a peak at about 1390 BC. This peak was claimed to be the record of the massive eruption of Thera/Santorini in the eastern Mediterranean. The accepted archaeological dating of this eruption, based inevitably upon correlations of Minoan society with Egyptian, is between 1500 and 1550 BC and early radiocarbon dates of between 1400 and 1600 BC had been acceptable. Then calibrated radiocarbon gave dates of 1720 BC which, initially, were explained away in various ways. However ...
36. The Burning of Troy [Books] [de Grazia books]
... settlements of Minoan times, buried beneath or affected by the tephra of the exploded volcano of ancient Thera-Santorini, did posses the broader perspective that Schaeffer sought. Marinatos and others introduced research on the far-flung effects of the disaster. Heezen and Ninkovich discovered a layer of ash on the south-eastern floor of the Mediterranean Sea that they could ascribe to the Santorini explosion. Charles and Dorothy Vitaliano followed up with analyses of tephra from scattered locations on Crete and elsewhere [3 ]. The search and testing are continuing. Still, the Thera case is exceptional, and even yet far from complete. The ash coverings of settlements have rarely been analyzed. We speak of overall calcination, and not ...
37. Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... CO2 to yield a depressed 14C activity in a highly localized area (< 100-m radius) surrounding a vent or series of vents... Other studies have reported apparent 14C ages on modern plant materials growing in the vicinity of volcanic gas vents ranging from about 1400 14C years, in the Eifel area of West Germany and near Thera (Santorini) in Greece, to over 4000 14C years near Monte Amiata in Italy.... " Obviously, one cannot accept 2nd millennium BC radiocarbon dates for material associated with Mycenaean' Thera at face value. Indeed, Taylor's information would seem to make a placement of Thera as early as the 2nd millennium BC virtually impossible. 2 ...
38. Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... emitted by volcanoes, which also end up frozen in the Arctic ice. These particles can be analysed for their chemical content, which may well identify the volcano from which they came. The method has now been applied in the GISP2 (Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2) ice-core in the 1620s BC, the supposed time of the Thera/Santorini eruption (Zielinski and Germani, New Ice-Core Evidence Challenges the 1620s BC Age for the Santorini (Minoan) Eruption', Journal of Archaeological Science 25 (1998) pp. 279-289). Tephra particles were found but they do not match Thera. The authors conclude that Thera is unlikely to have erupted in the 1620s. Unfortunately it ...
39. Paleo-Calcinology: Destruction by Fire in Pre-historic and Ancient Times Part I [Journals] [Kronos]
... settlements of Minoan times, buried beneath or affected by the tephra of the exploded volcano of ancient TheraSantorini, did possess the broader perspective that Schaeffer sought. Marinatos and others introduced research on the far-flung effects of the disaster. Heezen and Ninkovich discovered a layer of ash on the southeastern floor of the Mediterranean Sea that they could ascribe to the Santorini explosion. Charles and Dorothy Vitaliano followed up with analyses of tephra from scattered locations in Crete and elsewhere.(2 ) The search and testing are continuing. Still, the Thera case is exceptional, and even yet far from complete. The ash coverings of settlements have rarely been analyzed. We speak of overall calcination, and not ...
40. Review: Act of God, by Graham Phillips [Journals] [SIS Review]
... calls himself beloved of Aten'. Since both are forms of solar deities, did some sun-related event cause this? Then follows one of the most interesting parts of the book. One way in which the sun can be obscured is by cloud from a massive volcanic eruption. Phillips describes the events following the huge volcanic explosions at Thera (Santorini), Pompeii, Krakatoa (between Java and Sumatra) in 1883 and Mount St Helens (near Seattle) in 1980. In the aftermath of these, very similar events were reported to those described in the Bible as the plagues of the Exodus - e.g . after the 1980 explosion there were huge fish kills in rivers ...
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