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History: Ancient Thera (Santorini)



Thera is the ancient name for both the island of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades and the name of the volcano which famously erupted on the island in the middle Bronze Age and covered Akrotiri, the most important settlement, in pumice and volcanic ash, thereby perfectly preserving the Bronze Age town.

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Bronze Age

Thera / island of Santorini

The rediscovery of Akrotiri

Atlantis legend,