Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Berenike meets the Mail

EXCAVATION ILLUSTRATED: Volcanic eruption sparked a severe drought in an ancient Egyptian port city some 2,100 years ago that forced residents to abandon their homes in search of water, study finds (Dan Avery, Daily Mail).

I have posted on the excavation of the Ptolemaic-era Egyptian fortress-port Berenike (Berenike Trogodytika) here and here. See those posts for background and some points of interest.

Now the Mail has noticed the story and produced a thorough and characteristically well-illustrated article on the site.

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