ARH 252 Mod 4 Theran Volcanic Eruption Discussion

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  1. After watching the Did You Know video in the ARTmap, do you agree with the value most scholars place on ancient cataclysmic events like the Theran Eruption? The objects preserved by the eruption would most likely not be present today, yet thousands of people died because of the explosion. Explain your answer.
  2. Respond to at least one classmate’s post by offering additional details or ideas, a different perspective, or links to interesting, relevant articles or websites. Conclude with a question or new idea to further stimulate the discussion.

classmate response ( After watching the Did You Know video in the ARTmap, I came to the conclusion that I agree with the value scholars place on ancient cataclysmic events. Unfortunately, natural disasters create great amounts of tragedy and damage, but they are an unavoidable part of history. At least there is beauty, history, artworks, and architectures preserved because of events such as the Theran Eruption; this gives humans the opportunity to have a unique look into the past because the eruption helped preserve them. I believe it is paramount that scholars and historians place an emphasis on the importance of the pieces preserved by these tragedies because of the weight they carry. )

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Theran Volcanic Eruption
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The significance of major catastrophic events in the world like the Thera eruption is
undeniable. The explosion of the Thera volcano in Greece some 3,500 years ago saw major
historical events take place, political alignments were changed forever, and the effect on the
climate had results which reached as far as the current day China.
The catastrophes in the past especially volcanic related explosions have preserved
artifacts and objects including the remains of organisms which would not have reached our
generations if the events had not taken place. The Krakatoa eruption in the Indonesian island
killed over fifty thousand lives within four hours and resulted in tsunamis that were over fifty
feet tall. These tsunamis waged unimaginable damage to the population...

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