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The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall, 3,500 year old calcite block from ancient Egypt that may just be the world's oldest surviving weather report, and a new study suggests it might also hold the key to understanding the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East.
New scientific data from the Greek isle of Santorini shows signs of unrest for the first time in more than 50 years, and could be evidence of an impending eruption similar to the one that last struck in 1950
Archived data from the Envisat satellite show that the volcanic island of Santorini has recently displayed signs of unrest. Even after the end of its mission, Envisat information continues to be exploited for the long-term monitoring of volcanoes.
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Scientists have exploited crystals from lavas to unravel the records of volcanic eruptions.
Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. The world map might look differently had the Greek volcano Thera not erupted 3,500 years ago in what geologists believe was the single-most powerful explosive event ever witnessed. Thera didn't just blow a massive hole into the island of Santorini - it set the entire ancient Mediterranean onto a different course, like a train...
An underwater explorer who found the Titanic and a team of international scientists will soon survey waters off the Greek island of Crete for clues to a once-powerful Bronze Age-era civilization.
Scientists are unearthing an Indonesian village buried nearly two centuries ago by the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history to learn how fast volcanic eruptions can turn deadly.