Santorini (Thira)
July 17, 2017

Above: The three-storey home of a weathly citizen of Akrotiri, named House of the Ladies because of several fresco paintings of women on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

1 and 2 are rooms within the House of the Ladies.

3 and 4 sbow the West House.

5 and 6 show another bed and chair, plus a grinding implement in the milling area of Akrotiri.

7 to 9 show Mill-House square and the many jugs used to store grain.

10 and 11 show our guide Konstanin with the Golden Ibix, found on the first floor of a home, likely an offering to appease the angry gods who were causing earthquakes.

12 is a fresco often referred to as the Blue Monkeys, found in the Triangle Square area. How would people leaving on an island know about monkeys much less blue ones?
Monkeys were indigienous to Egypt, and Thira regularly traded with Egypt, monkeys may have been brought to the island as gifts and pets.

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