In this museum significant findings from Akrotiri and other locations in Santorini are exhibited, which are dated from the late Neolithic period (5th millennium BC) to the 17th century BC, and which are divided into 4 thematic sections. In the first section you acquire information on the excavations in Akrotiri and on the theory that the Minoan civilization of Crete disappeared due to the eruption of the volcano of Santorini. The second section presents the geology of the island, the volcanic activity and the fossils that have been found. In the 3rd section, samples of civilization from the Neolithic era, the Early Cycladic era, to the 17th century BC are exhibited - beak-edged pottery with painted decoration, small vases, marble figurines and glasses. The 4th and most important section includes samples from the thriving years of Akrotiri until 1650 BC, when everything was covered by volcanic ash, such as objects of daily use, pottery fragments with samples of Linear A writing, and offering tables. The impressive frescoes from the "House of Women" (papyrus flowers, two female figures with extraordinary clothes, as well as the fresco of the monkeys) attract everyone's attention. Another important exhibit is the gold figurine of a wild goat, one of the most significant findings of the prehistory of the Aegean. Art forms that show the evolution of art in the Theran society. Visiting hours: Every day 9.00-16:00 except Monday.
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