Crete, Thera, and the Problems with Minoanization: An Examination of Cultural Contact in the Bronze Age Aegean

Bigioni, Emily M.


  • Sometimes called the “Pompeii of the Bronze Age” or the “Pompeii of the Ancient Aegean”, the site of Akrotiri on Thera is a startlingly well preserved Late Bronze Age town first uncovered in the 1960’s from under feet of volcanic tephra which was deposited after a catastrophic eruption destroyed the island. It predates its Roman counterpart by over one and a half thousand years. Long treated as a ... read more
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