Tombs in Egypt, statues of Rameses II (although the man was such an extremely long-lived
megalomaniac that I wouldn't think that would be that big a deal), new species... This seems to be an amazing time for archeologists and whoever the people are who study the new species. My only question is: if this eruption was 4 times bigger than Krakatoa, why isn't it given as much space in the history books (at least as far as I know)? (Update: It is mentioned in the book Ghosts of Pompeii by Charles Pellegrino, a fascinating book that I'm slowly making my way through.)
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Scientists Claim to Find Lost Civilization
By RAY HENRY, Associated Press Writer Mon Feb 27, 9:29 PM ET
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. - Scientists have found what they believe are traces of the lost Indonesian civilization of Tambora, which was wiped out in 1815 by the biggest volcanic eruption in recorded history.