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Sinai pumice linked to ancient eruption

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    TEL HABUWA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists showed off white pumice Monday that they theorize was swept onto the northern Sinai desert by a tsunami triggered
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      TEL HABUWA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists showed off white pumice
      Monday that they theorize was swept onto the northern Sinai desert by
      a tsunami triggered by the ancient volcanic eruption on Santorini
      island 530 miles away.

      Traces of the solidified lava foam from the eruption have been found
      on the island of Crete and in southwestern Turkey, but the
      archaeological team now believes it also reached the Sinai site where
      they were digging at an ancient fort 4 miles from the Mediterranean coast.

      For the rest of the story see:

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070402/ap_on_sc/egypt_ancient_eruption

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      Regards, Jon Smyth
      Toronto, CAN
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