New discoveries Akrotiri, the «Minoan Pompeii» offer more information about the Cycladic

New discoveries Akrotiri, the «Minoan Pompeii» offer more information about the Cycladic

The Greek Ministry of Culture reported that excavations at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, the "Minoan Pompeii«, On the Greek island of Santorini, have revealed importantinformation on the beliefs of the Cycladic civilization.

Archaeologists have found in an important public building of the time, a marble figure in the shape of a woman, an alabaster vase and two high-necked vessels made of marble among other things, all of them from beginnings of cycladic civilization.

The building is known as «throne house«, Famous for being in it in 1999, the sculpture of a mountain goat made of gold, which when found inside a clay box, was in perfect condition.

The ministry has explained that the investigation has found aimportant public building decorated with very well preserved frescoes, which was destined to the celebration of rites.

«These discoveries are undoubtedly related to the ideologies and beliefs of Thira society and raise new essential and stimulating questions about the possible religion of prehistoric Aegean society.«, Explained the ministry in a statement.

Akrotiri, the Minoan Pompeii

The Akrotiri site, also known as the «Minoan Pompeii», is one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Akrotiri is a city buried after the Santorini volcano eruption approximately in the year 1628 a.C. that, causing great destruction but also conserving the moment under the solidified volcanic ash.

However, unlike Pompeii, Akrotiri was buried with up to 60 meters of ash perfectly showing the daily life of this civilization, but so far the bodies of its inhabitants have not been found.

The site was discovered in 1866 and excavation began in 1967, unearthing a very small part of the city, leaving much to discover about this civilization.

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