Visual Timeline: Thera

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4500 BCE: First settlement on Thera.
 
 
3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: First rock-cut burial chambers at Akrotiri.
 
2000 BCE: Akrotiri becomes an important Aegean trading centre.
 
 
2000 BCE - 1650 BCE: Akrotiri on Thera reaches its peak of prosperity and becomes a flourishing Mediterranean trading centre.
 
 
1650 BCE - 1550 BCE: Knossos survives Thera eruption.
 
 
1650 BCE - 1550 BCE: Eruption of Thera and consequent tidal waves, destruction of Akrotiri and other Aegean centres.
 
 
630 BCE: Thera founds the colony of Cyrene in North Africa.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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