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Encyclopedia > Akrotiri (Santorini)

See also Akrotiri (disambiguation). Akrotiri may refer to: Akrotiri and Dhekelia, the United Kingdoms Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus Akrotiri Bay, a bay in the south of Cyprus Akrotiri Peninsula, a peninsula bounded by Akrotiri Bay and Episkopi Bay Akrotiri, A village in the Akrotiri Peninsula, Cyprus Akrotiri Salt Lake, a popular wintering...

Layout map of Akrotiri in the Bronze Age.

Akrotiri is the name of a Minoan settlement on the Greek island of Santorini. It was buried by a volcanic eruption in the 17th century BC, and as a result is remarkably well-preserved. Frescoes, pottery, furniture, advanced drainage systems and three-storey buildings have been discovered at the site. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 372 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2075 × 3345 pixel, file size: 529 KB, MIME type: image/png) Sie dürfen das Bild zu den folgenden Bedingungen nutzen: Sie müssen den Namen des Autors nennen. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 372 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2075 × 3345 pixel, file size: 529 KB, MIME type: image/png) Sie dürfen das Bild zu den folgenden Bedingungen nutzen: Sie müssen den Namen des Autors nennen. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Santorini (Greek Σαντορίνη, IPA: ) is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km south-east from Greeces mainland. ... BC may stand for: Before Christ (see Anno Domini) : an abbreviation used to refer to a year before the beginning of the year count that starts with the supposed year of the birth of Jesus. ... A XIV Century fresco featuring Saint Sebastian Note: Fresco is the NATO reporting name of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. ...

Excavation

An ambitious modern roof structure, meant to protect the site, collapsed just prior to its completion in 2005, killing one visitor. As a result of this, the site is currently closed to visitors (early 2007). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Excavated artifacts have been installed in a museum distant from the site (Museum of Prehistoric Thera), with many objects and artworks presented. Only a single gold object has been found, hidden beneath flooring, and no uninterred human skeletal remains have been found. This indicates that an orderly evacuation was performed with little or no loss of life.


Gallery of Akrotiri frescos from various museums

Gallery of museum objects on Santorini

Moste of the images here have been color corrected by the Picture Workshop of the German Wikipedia [1]. The yellow light (without the energetic blue wavelengths) used in the museum greatly reduces the fading of colors.

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Coordinates: 36°21′05″N 25°24′13″E / 36.35139, 25.40361 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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