A few thoughts about the volcanic eruption on Thera
Come on over to N. Gemini Sasson’s blog where I’m talking about the eruption on Thera (or Callisti, as I name it) which occurred in the Bronze Age, and which affected the people of Crete so badly.
For many years, until “super” volcanoes were more clearly understood, this eruption was considered the worst in human history. It was so enormous, so destructive, (categorized as a Plinian type event) that it made the eruption of Tambora look like a tiny belch in the earth. It would have made the Mt. Saint Helen’s eruption seem like nothing more than a brief, sleeping baby’s gasp.”
Posted on June 1, 2012, in My thoughts: the eruption on Thera and tagged ancient beliefs, ash, crete, eruption, heroic tales, knossos, santorini, thera, tsunami, volcano. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.