The inscriptions read that the city "burned for the second
According to researchers, the attack took place in May, 697 AD -
a year after another kingdom, Komkom, was also razed by fire.
Wahl and his team analysed physical evidence to support the
hieroglyph claims of a burned city. They studied sediments in a
lake near the site, and found “a distinct charcoal layer” that they
dated to the end of the seventh century, that shows there had been
a huge fire.