When: The eruption occurred in the late 17th century BCE.
This eruption was sooo big, that it destroyed most of the island of Thera. It even destroyed most of the Minoan civilization, on the island of Thera. This eruption even destroyed some communities and agricultural areas on the nearby islands!
Just like the Indonesian eruption, the eruption did cause a climate change, just not as big. The climate change was all around the eastern Mediterranean region.
This eruption was so big that there has been evidence found that the eruption has effected the growth of crops in China!
What are Minoans?
Minoans are the people who lived thousand and thousands of years ago. They lived in the island of Thera (now called Santorini) and in the island of Crete (another island in Greece)
Did the Minoans escape this eruption?
No, there was no way that the Minoans could have escaped. There was supposed to be life boats to save them from the eruption. But they didn’t come ,it was to risky for them.
What happened to Thera since this eruption?
This eruption was soo big that the island of Thera is formed to a shape of a half moon.
Did the eruption destroy every thing?
The eruption pretty much destroyed everything,but after a while of looking people found a whole city burred under neath the ash! Now it’s a great tourist attraction. Its amazing how they found a whole city in my opinion!
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