Greek archaeologists reported impressive finds made during excavations on the island of Santorini, considered one of the prototypes of the famous Atlantis. In the course of the work, numerous artifacts were discovered, testifying to the developed life of the local society.
The Greek Reporter reports on the discovery, citing a statement from the Greek Ministry of Culture. Excavations are being carried out by a team led by Professor Christos Dumas at an archaeological site called Akrotiri. This was the name of the city of the Bronze Age, which was located on the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea and was a "piece" of the developed Minoan civilization. Another name for this island is Tera.
Researchers have discovered the ruins of ancient houses, inside which there were many artifacts. Thus, four well-preserved vessels and many smaller ceramic objects and their fragments, numerous bronze objects, including tools and ornaments, were found. Beads from one or more of the necklaces have also been found.
Among dozens of other finds, researchers distinguish an inscription made in ink on a stone. She probably adorned one of the excavated buildings. Its purpose has yet to be established, and the test itself has yet to be deciphered. The inscription is an ideogram, that is, it consists of linear syllables - conventional signs denoting some of the author's ideas.
They also found about 130 burial vessels, burnt remnants of clothing and fruits - these findings were made in frozen volcanic ash. Most of the items are related to the daily life of the people who lived on the island before the eruption of the Santorini volcano.
It is believed that this happened in the 16th century BC. This explosion destroyed most of Thera, and the tsunami he created destroyed the Minoan civilization in Crete.
According to one of the modern popular theories, the fateful fate of the island of Thera formed the basis of the legend of the mythical Atlantis, which Plato told the world.
The city of Akrotiri was completely buried under a layer of volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of beautiful frescoes and many other works of art and architectural objects. One and a half thousand years later, his fate was repeated by the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.