Akrotiri, setting out north to go south

Big lumpy mountain bits in the middle of the island so we had to go up one side to Fira then back down the other side to Akrotiri, south of Kamiri.
 The site is old, around 3000 years, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement destroyed in 1627BC and covered in ash. Possible inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis, excavation started in 1967. The site is covered to protect it from the elements.


Wall murals were preserved in the volcanic ash and have been taken to museums so the site has just a few pots on display  (presumably unwanted by the museums). The layout of the city and buildings is gradually being exposed as they continue to excavate.

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