Photo: Ancient Egypt Cities Leveled by Massive Volcano, Lava Find Suggests



An Egyptian archaeologist shows off an excavation site on the Sinai peninsula near the Suez Canal.

The scientists today announced that they have found traces there of solidified lava—proof, they say, that a massive volcano near Crete wiped out a number of coastal cities in ancient Egypt as well.

Video still by Sandy Petrykowski/National Geographic Digital Media


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