Santorini (Thira)
July 18, 2017

On Day 3 in Santorini, the day continued to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which houses artifacts and frescoes from Akrotiri. Prehistoric means items Prehistory is the period of human activity between the use of the first stone tools 3.3 million years ago to the invention of writing systems, the earliest of which appeared about 4300 B.C., but in the case of Ancient Thera on Santorini, about 1000 B.C. Then back to the pool, another good meal and a beautiful sunset to end the day.

Above: A bronze baking pan, about 1700 B.C., at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

1 long lineups for the cable cars down to the port area at the base of the western Santorini cliffs below Fira.

2 shows art bottles available for purchase.

3 and 4 is the entrance to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, and a map of the Akrotiri prehistoric site as excavated so far.

5 describes how only about 3% of ancient Akrotiri has been excavated.

6 is a nippled ewer (water jug in a bird form) from the 18th century B.C.

7 is a plaster cast of a three legged wooden table from the 17th century B.C.

8 is a clay portable oven from the 17th century B.C.

9 is a pair of firedogs for use in barbequing from the 17th century B.C.

10 is a bridge sprouted jar from the 17th century B.C.

11 and 12 are wall paintings from the House of the Ladies, made in the 17th century B.C.

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