Volcanic ashes found in the Ionian Sea
Posted by Greeka on 17 Feb 2010
Traces from the enormous volcanic eruption of Santorini, which happened around 1650 BC (or around 1613 BC, according to other scientists), were discovered in the abyss of the Ionian Sea, in depth of 4,000 metres. It was volcanic tephra that travelled straight a distance of 360km and that remained still in the bottom of the sea for about 3,600 years. This amazing discovery was recently done by Greek scientists.
All started in the late 1990s, when they installed a large undersea telescope in the sea region south west of Pylos Peloponnese. The telescope would detect the invisible neutrinios that come from space and run through our planet and even our bodies. That time, scientists had taken some samples of the sea bottom to test the area before they install the telescope. A few years later, they gave some samples to the Institute of Cultural and Educational Technology in Xanthi, Northern Greece, to make further testings on the bottom of the Ionian Sea.
The experts of the Institute used a special method and discovered at their surprise that the elements of the sample could emit light. This light had been restored there millions of years ago and experts dated the age of the elements at about the period when the volcano of Santorini erupted. Also, as this spot is one of the deepest in the Mediterranean Sea, it is impossible that light reached down there naturally. Moreover, in the drained mud that was brought out of the sea bottom, scientists discovered elements that are found in a volcanic eruption, such as silicon oxide and iron oxide, a fact that strengthens their theory.