Date: Mon, 02.02.09 14:59
MM>> I listened to a visiting lecturer discussing the mega-eruption
MM>> that created our Lake Taupo - not merely coating the Pacific
MM>> Islands with ash but reddening the skies of ancient Rome 1200yrs
MM>> ago. Even Ossie, 1400m west, got dumped on.
WD> Beware for scientists claiming that ...
WD> In 406AD the Rhine completely froze and an unprecedented number of
WD> Germanic tribes unexpectedly crossed signifying the beginning of the
WD> end of the Roman Empire.
WD> Depending on the school one follows 406AD will be established as the
WD> fall of the Roman Empire or 476Ad when the last puppet-emperor
WD> Romulus Agustus was deposed by Germanic mercenaries who were already
WD> running the show since 406.
WD> I belong to the line of thought accepting 406AD as the fall of the
WD> Roman Empire.
Nothing that you've just mentioned would have any effect on what happened
in the skys over Rome at the time. Rome still existed after the fall of
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