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Lecture: The Ahmose Tempest Stela—An Ancient Egyptian Account of a Natural Catastrophe. Chronological Implications and the Archaeological Evidence

February 23, 2017
Morton Auditorium
Free with museum admission

Nadine Moeller, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, discusses the possible connection between the eruption of the volcano on the island of Thera (Santorini) in the eastern Mediterranean and an enigmatic account left by the Egyptian pharaoh Ahmose describing an unusually violent storm.

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Limestone Shabti of King Ahmose, 18th dynasty, about 1550 B.C. British Museum, London, EA32191. © The Trustees of the British Museum