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Museum of Prehistoric Thira

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"The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is a significant archaeological museum located in Fira, the capital of Santorini, Greece. It houses an extensive collection of artifacts and archaeological finds from the prehistoric period of the island, dating back to the Bronze Age. The museum's exhibits primarily focus on the Minoan civilization that thrived on Santorini during the Bronze Age, particularly during the Late Cycladic period (circa 17th to 16th centuries BCE). The artifacts on display include pottery, tools, weapons, jewelry, and frescoes, providing insights into the daily life, culture, and artistic achievements of the ancient inhabitants of Santorini. One of the highlights of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera is the collection of frescoes from the excavations at Akrotiri, a Bronze Age settlement buried under volcanic ash during the eruption of Thera (modern-day Santorini) in the mid-second millennium BCE. These well-preserved frescoes offer glimpses into the artistic techniques and themes of Minoan wall painting. Visitors to the museum can explore the exhibits and learn about the fascinating history of Santorini and the ancient civilizations that once flourished on the island. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in archaeology, history, and the cultural heritage of the Aegean region."
"L’altro museo storico di Fira è il Museo della Thira Preistorica, da molti considerato più interessante del museo archeologico. In esposizione troverete oggetti di vita quotidiana del III millennio a.C. e alcune opere d’arte primitiva; il pezzo forte della collezione sono gli affreschi ritrovati ad Akrotiri. 🎟️Ticket cost: full price 6€- reduced price 3€."
"Located in Fira, this place is host to a mass collection of artifacts that were found in the ruins of Akrotiri. There are a ton of pots and pottery to see, but the highlight is the frescoes of the blue monkeys. Interestingly enough, there is no evidence of monkeys ever having lived on this island. - Santorini Dave"

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