Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


15 May 2010

Raos Excavation on Santorini Reveals Frescoes and Gold Ring

Heritage Key, 29/04/2010

At a presentation on the University of Toronto campus, Dr. Marisa Marthari, of the KA Ephorate of the Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Greece, discussed a new discovery on Santorini. Her team is in the process of excavating a site called Raos. It’s a building complex on the Akrotiri peninsula, but a good distance from the ancient city itself. The team has dated it to the time when Akrotiri was at its height – before the volcanic eruption. The site wasn’t spared the volcano’s wrath, before the team could get to the archaeological remains they had to clear out a layer of pumice and ash.

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