Akrotiri, Thera

Hidden under volcanic ash for millennia, the beautiful frescoes in the houses of Akrotiri were recently unearthed.

Frescoes from Akrotiri, on the Cycladic island Thera (Santorini), Greece, 16th century B.C.E., Aegean Bronze Age (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)


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Cite this page as: Steven Zucker and Beth Harris, "Akrotiri, Thera," in Smarthistory, March 21, 2016, accessed May 29, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/thera/.