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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Thera / Santorini Reply with quote

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Wondering...

There is still a great deal of controversy over the dating of the Thera/Santorini eruption, with historical sources and dendrochronology/C14 readings giving apparently contradictory results. But, sparked by a comment in the chapters on absolute dating methods in Hornung, Krauss, Warburton et. al., HdO/Ancient Egyptian Chronology, I began to speculate...

If we were to posit an earlier eruption of Thera than is currently accepted in the lower chronologies, and to look for it in a zone 1627 BCE - 1616 BCE... that would put it very close to 400 years prior to the later years of the reign of Ramses II (ca. regnal years 52-64 if 1279 BCE is assumed for accession)... this makes me wonder if the "400 Year Stela" [which, to my knowledge, is assumed to date to late in the reign] could have been commemorating an actual event connected with Seth, i.e., the disruptions following on the Thera eruption (or, perhaps, the founding of a temple to Seth following on to the presumed event).

It also makes me wonder if the "blast of God" quoted in Josephus' extract of Manetho may have originally been a reference to the same event, which then in later years became conflated/confused with the rise of the Hyksos, the memory of which certainly seems to have become a bit garbled by Manetho's (or Josephus') time.

Very airy speculation here, on very little factual basis, but it still makes me wonder.

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