The great Minoan eruption of Thera volcano and the ensuing tsunami in the Greek Archipelago

@article{Antonopoulos1992TheGM,
  title={The great Minoan eruption of Thera volcano and the ensuing tsunami in the Greek Archipelago},
  author={John Antonopoulos},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  year={1992},
  volume={5},
  pages={153-168}
}
The eastern Mediterranean has been the cradle of many great civilizations. The history of the area consisted of glorious battles, heroic acts, and the rise and fall of great civilizations. But, sometimes, natural hazards became the cause for a new classification of the political, as well as of the military status quo of the region. The enormous eruption of the submarine volcano at the Greek island of Thera (Santorini) during the Bronze Age, around 1500 BC, is such a natural hazard. The tsunami… 

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