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Hi Andy,

Good to see that you are still lurking around :D

The archaeological evidence suggests that the island of Santorini was likely abandoned before the Bronze Age eruption of Thera. It is likely that there were many precursors to the eruption, which caused the popular ion to sensibly flee. There is some evidence to suggest that it may have been in a hurry, but that it appears that there was intention to return. I have no idea whether the population did return straight away (there was probably little to return to), but there appears to have been a population living on the island from the 9th century BC, so that is probably what is being referred to in Edith Hill's book.

Thera is rather topical at the moment, as I will soon be submitting a paper regarding the eruption. Watch this space for an update (assuming it is accepted!).... and other, far more interesting news (at least it is far more interesting to me).

Jonny

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The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hall 4963 Susan Doris 31-Dec-17 15:50
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Ruth Hill 467 Eddie Larry 31-Dec-17 23:07
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Ruth Hill 398 Susan Doris 01-Jan-18 00:28
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Ruth Hill 395 Eddie Larry 01-Jan-18 15:33
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Ruth Hill 438 Susan Doris 02-Jan-18 07:10
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 445 Reagent 06-Jan-18 06:03
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 381 Susan Doris 07-Jan-18 23:49
The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 374 Reagent 08-Jan-18 04:05
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 390 Susan Doris 08-Jan-18 19:07
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 367 AndyBlackard 17-Jan-18 17:20
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 385 Eddie Larry 17-Jan-18 23:48
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 377 Susan Doris 26-Jan-18 12:47
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 345 Susan Doris 26-Jan-18 12:43
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 467 JonnyMcA 01-Feb-18 19:58
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 254 JonnyMcA 17-Aug-18 20:06
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 259 molder 19-Aug-18 12:31
Re: The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hill 403 Susan Doris 20-Aug-18 05:33


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