Tourists in Greece can visit the ancient settlement of Akrotiri
On 11 April, the tourists vacationing in Greece, was again able to visit the excavations of Akrotiri on Santorini. The ancient city belongs to the period of the Minoan civilization, the people here came about in the fourth Millennium BC. In 2005, due to the collapse of the makeshift roof object has been closed, but after the reconstruction reopened for history buffs…
Today everyone has the opportunity to feel the breath of history, because the city of Akrotiri is considered one of the most significant monuments of Greece.
Signs of ancient settlements on Santorini were discovered during archaeological excavations in 1967. Realizing that they were on the threshold of a historic opening and to restore the details of life of the Minoans, the Greek team decided to engage in large-scale works.
During excavations archaeologists discovered pottery, furniture, frescoes and a lot of other items that date back to IV-III millennia BC. The work carried out by the Greek archaeologists, is considered unique because allowed us to detect even small artifacts that are merged into the narrative of a whole civilization.
According to historical Chronicles, the settlement at Santorini island existed until the XVII century BC, followed by a terrible volcanic eruption,ash covered the entire island and a cellar under the whole city.
However, lucky for historians was the fact that the island was not destroyed by fire, namely the ashes, so he was effectively “mothballed” and kept its appearance despite the Millennium.
Scientists believe that the eruption of a volcano in Akrotiri affected the inhabitants of the island Crete, here in the seventeenth century B. C. began a severe famine. Most likely, the inhabitants of Santorini were seriously engaged in farming and transporting food to Crete.
Today, the Greeks and the country have the opportunity to see firsthand one of the oldest cities in the world, which for seven years was closed to the public due to the collapse of the roof, erected over valuable historical object. As a result of incident one person died and “ancient city” was closed until then, until you have created a safe environment for tourists.