Santorini is one of the best known caldera volcanoes in the World. Its fame comes from the spectacular geology of the caldera wall and the catastrophic large magnitude explosive eruption of the late Bronze Age which had major effects on eastern Mediterranean civilisation of the time. The ancient Minoan town of Akrotiri is preserved beneath many metres of pumice and ash from the eruption, with some of the most wonderful frescoes of the ancient world. Santorini has thus fascinated scientists and scholars for well over a century, ever since the pioneering studies of the French scientist Fouqué, who published his...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.