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Thera Theories

The documentary noted that geologists prefer a date of circa 1600 BC for the eruption of Thera, while archaeologists lean toward a date closer to 1500 BC.

Most scientific and popular discussion seems to focus on a single, cataclysmic eruption of Thera, such as this recent article:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/060823-thera-volcano.html

But as mentioned in another thread, Thera/Santarini is known to have erupted repeatedly in ancient times.

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=3024

So, why couldn't there have been a major eruption in 1628, another around 1500, and yet another at the beginning of the Egyptian 18th Dynasty (at whatever date that actually happened to be)?

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