WAS MT. SINAI A VOLCANO?  DISCOVERIES AFFECTING THE INTERPRETATION OF EXODUS

Introduction | Early Exploration | Geology | Parting Remarks
East Al Jaw | Ash Cones | West Al Jaw | Tadra

    Satellite image of Tadra and volcano Hala 'l Bedr.


 

 

 


   Declassified CIA CORONA Satellite Photo 1962                       

 This is an enlarged JPEG image of Hala l' Bedr on Tadra.  A legend of this 
 volcano erupting and killing some nomads and their livestock was recorded 
 by Alois Musil previously noted in the section 'Early Exploration.'  One may 
 notice the ash flows to the right of the cone.   

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Declassified CIA Satellite Photo 1962

Hala l' Bedr volcano upon Tadra in the basin named Al Jaw (lower left quarter).  Not oriented to true north.  The volcano rises about 450ft/150m above the flat topped Jabal Tadra.