Volcanic shards from Santorini (Upper Minoan ash) in the Nile Delta, Egypt

@article{Stanley1986VolcanicSF,
  title={Volcanic shards from Santorini (Upper Minoan ash) in the Nile Delta, Egypt},
  author={D. Stanley and Harrison Sheng},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1986},
  volume={320},
  pages={733-735}
}
  • D. Stanley, Harrison Sheng
  • Published 1986
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • One of the largest volcanic outbursts recorded in early human history is the cataclysmic eruption of Santorini (Thera) which occurred about 35 centuries ago in the southern Aegean Sea. This explosive event, termed Upper Minoan (or Upper Thera), produced a tephra-fall believed by archaeologists and volcanologists to have been widespread in the eastern Mediterranean1–4. Upper Minoan ash has been found on land in the Aegean and Hellenic Arc regions including Crete5,6 and Rhodes7. To date, however… CONTINUE READING
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