How A Volcano In Alaska Caused A Riot In Ancient Egypt

When it was discovered that volcanoes in Alaska, Iceland and perhaps Russia erupted at the same time as the Nile was failing to flood, scientists became curious. This connection may explain why the Egyptian river was thrown so far out of it’s normal patterns for a three year period. This cool discovery shows the civil unrest in Egypt due to the famine may have been because of a volcano in Alaska.

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