May 25, 2016

The Archaeological Museum


The German Professor Hiller von Gaertringen excavated the archaeological site of Ancient Thera at the end of the 19th century and brought to light this wonderful city, whose findings are housed in the Archaeological Museum. The Archaeological Museum of Fira was built in 1960 and replaced the old museum which was built in 1902, thanks to German Professor, but collapsed in the 1956 earthquake.
Highlight: The impressive Thirean amphorae dating from the 7th century BC with the geometric decoration and shapes.