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Ashes From the Thera Volcano Covered Iasos

Monday, September 30, 2013

(MM)MUĞLA PROVINCE, TURKEY—Recent excavations in Iasos, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, have revealed that the city was buried in ash 3,600 years ago after the volcanic eruption of Mt. Thera on Santorini. The team of archaeologists from Italy’s Studi Delle Tuscia University and Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry also uncovered a 4,000-year-old sewer system and tunnels to the city’s theater. The site is being prepared to welcome tourists.