[b-hebrew] Thera quote

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Thu Aug 26 16:08:44 EDT 2004

In a message dated 8/26/2004 12:43:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Banyai at t-online.de writes:

> >  Moreover, it is highly unlikely that the Thera cloud 
> > ever reached Egypt--given the counter-clockwise direction of winds around 
> the 
> > Mediterranean--and that anyone in Egypt would have been able to see the 
> ash 
> > cloud hundreds of miles away no matter how high (the earth is round).

However, the cloud seems to have stopped at Melos, an island only sixty miles 
to the west of Thera.  But ashes were deposited hundreds of miles to the 
east.  That means the headwinds from the west must have been very strong at the 
time, these squalls being a September through November occurrence on the Aegean.

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