AIA Fieldwork Photo Contest 2021

Entry 41239

Submitted by Betsy Haas

Ancient Thera

Santorini, Santorini, Greece

Category: Archaeological Landscapes

Classical era buildings on Ancient Thera, possibly residential Inhabited for around one thousand years beginning in the ninth century BCE, Ancient Thera is sited on a ridge of Mt. Messavouno on Santorini. The city was founded by colonists from Sparta. Constructed of local limestone, the city contained residential and commercial areas as well as a temple district.

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