"Lost Kingdom" Found on Volcanic Island

Photos of Tamboran kingdom discovery.
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Sulphuric gases rise from the crater of Tambora, a volcano on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

Tambora's eruption in 1815 was the largest volcanic eruption in human history and resulted in a period of global cooling the following year that became known as the year without a summer.

The eruption wiped out the tiny "kingdom" of Tambora that had lived in the volcano's shadow.

Now a University of Rhode Island scientist has located the remains of a Tamboran village under ten feet (three meters) of ash, offering the first clues about this lost culture.

Read full story: "'Lost Kingdom' discovered on Volcanic Island in Indonesia"

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