The following is a post from Rita Roberts’ Blog Posted on April 1 regarding the destruction of the ancient world Akrotiri on the island of Santorini Greece by a volcanic eruption at Akrotiri. Unfortunately, there is no literary evidence for the destruction of Akrotiri available to us. The city was only discovered by an archaeological excavation carried out in 1967. This settlement is believed to be associated with the Minoan civilization, located on the nearby island of Crete, due to the discovery of the inscriptions in Linear A Script (Not yet deciphered ), as well as similarities in artifacts and fresco styles.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POMPEII AND AKROTIRI ERUPTION
The destruction of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 has been preserved in ancient times by an eye witness account, namely that of Pliny the Younger. The literary evidence and the spectacular finds from the site has made Pompeii one of the most well know archaeological sites in the world. However there is another well know site in the ancient world which was destroyed by volcanic eruption ,that of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini Greece.. Unfortunately, there is no literary evidence for the destruction of Akrotiri available to us. In actual fact the city was only discovered by an archaeological excavation carried out in 1967.
HISTORY OF AKROTIRI
Akrotiri was a Bronze Age settlement located on the south west of the island of Santorini ( Thera ) in the Greek Cyclades. This settlement is believed to be associated with…
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