The Wall-paintings of Thera

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Thera Foundation, 1992 - Akreoteerion (Greece) - 191 pages
"The wall paintings of ancient Thera are famous frescoes discovered by Spyridon Marinatos at the excavations of Akrotiri (Santorini). Excavated from 1967 to 1974, the wall paintings provide a crucial window into Santorini's history, depicting the early Aegean world as a highly developed society. Of all the findings unearthed at Akrotiri, these frescoes constitute the most significant contribution to present-day knowledge of Aegean art and culture. In their technique, style, and thematic content, the paintings are invaluable objects of study for archaeologists, art historians, zoologists, botanists, and chemists. Originally displayed on the walls of ancient Theran aristocratic estates, the paintings render ancient figures, customs and historical events."--Wikipedia.

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In 1967, on the Greek island of Thera (also known as Santorini), archaeological excavations uncovered the Bronze Age city of Akrotiri, a large and fairly complex urban settlement that was buried ... Read full review



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