8.0 The site that Robert Zahn had excavated at Kamaras in the valley of Potamos is only a hundred meters or so from the present excavations at Akrotiri. At the turn of the century he worked close to the red ignimbrite platform (middle right of the photo) where he found Bronze Age remains that are now stored in the archaeological museum in Thera.


A Bronze Age Pompeii

Quite unexpectedly, a "Bronze Age Pompeii" was discovered in 1866 under a blanket of pumice on Santorini. For more than 3600 years, its secret had been concealed, even though vague memories of the volcanic catastrophe had been preserved in the legends of Greece and Egypt.

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