Volcanic ash from the Tera eruption found in Egypt

Volcanic ash from the Tera eruption found in Egypt

We have always said it, Egypt has much to say and little by little very special discoveries are being made that do not leave anyone indifferent, especially the international community, scholars and fans of both archeology and history. And that is what this post is about, a new and surprising news that comes directly from Egypt.

In the excavation work being carried out in the Tell el-Dafna site, very close to the western bank of the Suez Canal, a group of archaeologists has made an impressive discovery, they believe they have identified volcanic ash from the great eruption that occurred on the Greek island of Santorini, formerly known as Teras, in the year 1,500 BC.

This site is considered one of the Five most important archaeological sites of the eastern entrance of Egypt to be part of the Egyptian Military History project as well as the development of the different archaeological sites of the Suez Canal corridor.

The news of this find has spread like wildfire through all corners of the world and it has not been too long to have reactions, such as that of the Minister of Antiquities of Egypt, Mamdouh el-Damaty, who has declared that it is a discovery of great importance.

In statements to the press, the Egyptian minister has assured that this find will allow to know more in depth the history of this place, where the oldest archives of Tell el-Dafna date back to the XXVI dynasty, which ruled between 664 and 525 BC. Now, if the authenticity of the volcanic ash is confirmed, they would become the oldest archaeological evidence in this area.

On the other hand, a fortified area made with clay and mud walls has also been discovered, whose main function was to be a protective barrier against different changes in water level, built by Psamético I to protect the eastern entrance. Of Egipt.

Regarding this discovery, it must also be said that the walls found are no less than 20 meters thick, with enough capacity to stop the force of the waters. In addition to that thickness, its dimensions are also known, about 400 x 800 meters. Likewise, a series of fortified residences with several very thick walls.

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