Settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash
Exit.... this way!
Ancient stairs uncovered from the Theran Ash
Trying to hold back the crumbling walls - you get a feel for how deep the ash layer is...
Ancient rock walls
They are still finding new Archeological Wonders at this site - it is a city built upon other cities... many thousands of years old..
No surprise - the excavations go deep...
City of stone - can you imagine living within the stone walls of this size?
We were told these are original pots - as they were found, that they are trying to preserve
An old bed frame made of carved out rocks!
Holding back the erosion, so they can get to the buried treasure beneath
The windows and doors have been reinforced with modern concrete - but all else is original 3500+ years old
A bowl embedded in the ash