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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss, G. Reger
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jul 16, 2014 02:36 PM History
Akrotiri is the modern name of an archaeological site located on the island of Thera (modern Santorini) where a Minoan Bronze Age settlement flourished before being destroyed by a volcanic eruption ca. 1627 B.C. The site has been under scientific excavation since 1967.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 61 A5 Akrotiri

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Akrotiri, on Thera GRE

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C. Foss, G. Reger, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Akrotiri: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2014 <> [accessed: 29 May 2023]

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Jeffrey Becker
Jeffrey Becker says:
Feb 09, 2013 03:04 PM

The first millennium BC chronology given on both point locations is not accurate as Akrotiri is destroyed in the middle of the second millennium BC. How best to edit the chronology?

Stuart Dunn
Stuart Dunn says:
Jun 13, 2013 01:27 AM

would suggest the creation of categories 'Early Minoan', 'Middle Minoan' and 'Late Minoan' for chronology, also possibly 'Early Cycladic', 'Middle Cycladic' and 'Late Cycladic'. The 'Late' version of either could be used. This would also make sense for consistency, as the vocab already has Early, Middle and Late Helladic, for the Greek Mainland.