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Akrotiri, Santorini—The Bronze Age City Preserved in Volcanic Ash

Akrotiri, the 3,600-year-old city on the island of Santorini buried by ash from a gigantic volcanic eruption in 1650 BC, frozen in its Bronze Age glory, serves as an exquisite time capsule for contemporary archaeologists who learn more every...

How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Monkeys from Asia?

Scientists have debated why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient site of Akrotiri depict monkeys that came from thousands of miles away in Asia for years.

Santorini Boasts First Painting of Nature Scene in European Art History

The Spring Fresco found at the Late Bronze Age site of Akrotiri in Santorini is considered to be the first painting of a nature scene in European art history

Fossilized Olive Leaves are Reminder of Prehistoric Volcano on Santorini

Fossilized olive leaves from a tree that was alive 60,000 years ago on the island of Thira (the modern Santorini) are immortalized in the volcanic ash that encased them after an eruption. The exquisite fossils were discovered at an old...

The Greek Monkey Mystery – and an Important Clue to Bronze Age World

Ancient frescoes like that of the Greek monkeys on Santorini suggest Europe and south Asia had trade links as long as 3,600 years ago.  By Tracie McKinney & Marie Nicole Pareja Cummings The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on...

Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

This is the top 10 most spectacular Greek archaeological discoveries 2020, another banner year for Greece in the realm of archaeology.

“Treasures of Akrotiri” Exhibit Travels to Russia for First Time

Artifacts from Santorini will leave Greece to be exhibited in Russia in summer 2021 as part of the Treasures of Akrotiri exhibit.

Safety "Top Priority" Says Greek PM Launching Tourist Season from Santorini

The safety of tourists is a top priority for Greece as it opens its airports to foreign visitors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday on a visit to the popular holiday island of Santorini. “It is a great pleasure...

Spectacular Findings Uncovered in Santorini's Akrotiri Archaeological Dig

Significant new findings were recently revealed during ongoing excavation works at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, on the Greek island of Santorini (Thera), the Ministry of Culture of Greece announced in a statement on Thursday. Most of the discoveries are...

British F-35 Jets To Use Cyprus as Base For Syria, Iraq Operations

The UK’s newest and most advanced generation of fighter jets, the "Lightning F-35 B," recently completed its first operational missions to Syria and Iraq, flying out of the Akrotiri British Sovereign base in Cyprus. The mission is part of the...