9.0 An imported ostrich egg that has been converted into a vase indicates that the Thereans had trade contacts with North Africa.

What was living on the Island during the Bronze Age?

From their painted ceramics, magnificent wall paintings, and the contents of their storerooms we can obtain a glimpse of life of the inhabitants of Akrotiri before the Minoan eruption. The discoveries reveal the nature of the flora and fauna at that time, as well as the commerce carried on with other parts of the Mediterranean region.

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