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Nea Kameni, Santorini, Greece, 1996

Photo: Nea Kameni

"Day-trippers explore the raw lava of Nea Kameni. Eruptions began building this island in A.D. 1570 long after ash from the Bronze Age explosion entombed a wealthy city at Akrotiri, on what is now [the island] Thera."

—From "Santorini: Greece's Sensuous Daughter of Cataclysm," September/October 1997, National Geographic Traveler

Photograph by Michael Melford

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