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Ancient Minoan Boxing Boys

A massive volcanic eruption, around 1627 BC, covered a Minoan settlement on the Greek island of Santorini—known as Akrotiri—with volcanic ash. This phenomenon preserved the settlement's frescoes. 

One of the preserved frescoes, at Akrotiri, depicts two young Minoan boys boxing.


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As unknown artist, working in the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri—on the Greek island of Santorini sometime before c1627 BC—created this fresco. It was preserved after being covered with volcanic ash. Yann Forget took the photo, depicting the fresco, and has released it into the public domain.

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