Christos G. Doumas, Prehistoric Thera, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2016, 328 pages. ISBN: 978-618-82150-2-3

The volume presents the finds from the archaeological site of Akrotiri Thera, on Santorini. Many of these finds are exhibited in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. However, the most significant finds are the restored wall paintings from public buildings and private houses of the Akrotiri settlement, which are presented for the first time, since they are not shown in the museum, and which attest for the unique pictorial art developed there.

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports has the copyright of the photographs of antiquities and of the actual antiquities that comprise the visual content of the photographs. The Archaeological Receipts Fund of Greece receives all fees for the publication of photographs bearing the Ministry’s copyright (Law 3028/2002). The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports remains exclusively competent to grant to any third party permission to use the photographs.

About the Museums Cycle

Since 1997, with financing by the Latsis Group and Eurobank Banking Group and then with financing by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, a volume dedicated to an archaeological museum of the country is published each year, aiming to create a series of albums which, with their scientific validity and their aesthetic approach, contribute to the deeper knowledge and understanding of the individual pages of the history of Greek culture. These publications are not in sale; they are disposed gratis to selected recipients, including Universities, libraries, museums, archeological services and schools, institutions and other cultural and research organisations in Greece and abroad.