Jun 9, 2015

The goat of Akrotiri

Today we suggest you visit the extraordinary Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which hosts incredible exhibits. Among the exhibits, one catches the visitor’s eye.

The golden idol of a wild goat is one of the few valuable objects that have been found at Akrotiri. It is speculated that it had been placed there, in a wooden case, as an offering to the gods and was not taken away by the inhabitants when they abandoned the settlement, due to the impending volcanic eruption. This remarkable statuette can be admired at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, in Fira, which is open 08.00 – 15.00.