New findings in Santorini

Published on: 3 Dec 2008
by Fileo


New studies show that the volcanic eruption of Thera, whose remains is the island of Santorini, dates back to 1613 BC and not to 1530 BC as it was believed. The discovery, was made in Athens by Walter Friedrich and Walter Kutschera, after radiocarbon analysis of 2 olive branches buried in the eruption. The new findings are very important as they alter the current view that the eruption of Thera has caused the end of the great Minoan civilization and consequently the myths that surround the lost land of Atlantis.