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Editorial note: The evidence for the destruction of Jericho at the time the Bible describes it and the way the Bible describes it is overwhelming.
Egyptian archaeologists today announced that they have unearthed traces of solidified lava on the northern coast of Sinai that date to around 1500 B.
C.—supporting accounts that ancient Egyptian settlements were buried by a massive volcanic eruption in the Mediterranean, they say.
Forensic investigation of the seabed over the past five years tells us the eruption was 400 times the scale of the recent Icelandic explosion, detonating with a force 40,000 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
The acidic ash cloud that followed restricted tree-growth as far afield as Ireland.
Additional tests were done on six grain samples from the destruction level resulting in dates between 16 B. and 12 charcoal samples from the destruction level resulting in dates between 16 B. The literature on the subject is enormous, so I will not attempt to give you references.