Santorini (Thira)
July 18, 2017

Above: A ritual vessel, the boar-head rhyta, at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

1 is a wall paintings from the House of the Ladies, made in the 17th century B.C.

2 are bridge sprouted jugs and cups, both Minoan and Theran copies, from the 17th century B.C..

3 is the famous Blue Monkeys wall painting. It is speculated monkeys were brought over from Egypt while trading other goods, which insprired the painter and the house owner.

4 is the Gold Ibex discovered in a clay chest, originally in a wooden box which had disintegrated over time, possibly with the heat of the volcanic ash. It was found next to pile of horns, mostly goats.
It is speculated that it is an offering to appease the angry gods after the earthquake.

5 is my hotel, very close to town, the Astir Thira.

6 and 7 show the donkeys returning home after a long day of work.

8 is my quite delicious lamb hock dinner.

9 and 10 are views of Fira near sunset from Firostefani.

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