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Hyksos buildings discovered in Tel Habuwa

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Hyksos buildings discovered in Tel Habuwa Reply with quote

Another story on an interesting discovery from Al Ahram. Hyksos buildings are the latest ancient discovery in Tel Habuwa. The destruction and what looks like evidence of a battle corroborates textual sources on the campaigns of Ahmose I.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/0/66979/Heritage/0/Hyksos-buildings-are-the-latest-ancient-discovery-.aspx
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With some additional pictures ...

Luxor Times : The remains of Egypt liberation battles against Hyksos were found plus remains of Santorini Volcano in North Sinai

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lutz wrote:
With some additional pictures ...

Luxor Times : The remains of Egypt liberation battles against Hyksos were found plus remains of Santorini Volcano in North Sinai

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Thanks, I wonder if the volcanic material was found in situ. If so, this might help focus the date of that controversial event.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naunacht wrote:
Lutz wrote:
With some additional pictures ...

Luxor Times : The remains of Egypt liberation battles against Hyksos were found plus remains of Santorini Volcano in North Sinai

Greetings, Lutz.


Thanks, I wonder if the volcanic material was found in situ. If so, this might help focus the date of that controversial event.

As far as I remember the date is focused. It was fixed on two different ways, by C14 and over Dendrochronology done on an fossilized olive tree, which was found on San Turini. So, two different and independent methods which, if I remember correctly, the event fixed on + / - 20 years. Have to look for the documents at home...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an article from 2006 ...

Andrea Naica-Loebell : Es fehlen hundert Jahre (28.04.2006)

It is in German but has also a picture of the olive tree. Here is the last part of the article, translated with the help of Google ...
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"... Now, renowned C-14 labs from the United Kingdom (Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, ORAU), Austria (Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator VERA) and Germany (Radiocarbon Laboratory of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences) joined together and examined more than a hundred C-14 data samples from Santorini and the area around the Aegean Islands. The result leaves nothing to be desired in terms of clarity: The calendar for this region must be backdated hundred years.

The dating of the Thera eruption in the late 17th Century BC is confirmed also by Walter Friedrich and his colleagues. They analyzed a found in Akrotiri, a piece of a branch of an olive tree. This allowed for the first time a completely accurate determination of time. "In this case, we have the first time several readings from different rings, one of which we know exactly how far they are apart," explains Walter Frederick. And co-author Bernd Kromer by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences complemented:

"With a probability of 95 percent, we can narrow the years 1627 to 1600 BC, the end of the settlement of Akrotiri. Thus, we exclude from scientific side that the eruption can be dated beyond the previously established links with the historical Egyptian chronology. Rather, the historical and cultural ties among the diverse cultures of the late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean must be re-examined and interpreted.

The olive branch comes from a tree that was buried alive by the volcanic eruption. The researchers succeeded in using a computer tomograph more than 70 annual rings in the over 3500-year-old wood to distinguish. Then they took wood samples and dated them by radiocarbon. Now the history book of the Aegean has to be rewritten."

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