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Minoan Civilization Decline

The cataclysmic eruption of the volcano of Thera, some 60 miles (100 km) north of Crete, must have seriously disrupted the tranquility of Minoan life. The eruption took place while the Late Minoan IA style still flourished—about 1500 B.C. The extraordinarily rich settlement on Thera itself seems to have been abandoned at the first signs…