Thursday, 15 July 2010

Museum of Prehistorical Thira, Santorini

If you have to choose a museum in order to learn and see more from the history of Santorini then this will be the Museum of Prehistorical Thira... Colourful mosaics and incredibly well kept paintings on ceramics can be viewed in the museum located in the center of Fira.

One of the reasons these almost 4000 years old objects are so extremely well kept is that they were sealed under the volcano lavafor this period of time...

The golden ibix below is another archeological excavation find, which was discovered in december 1999 in Akrotiri. The figurine owes its good condition to the fact that it was well packed in two different boxes. It was found next to a pile of horns of goats.

2 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Looks like a nice museum

Jana said...

its really worth a visit while you are in Santorini!