National Geographic : 1940 Mar
MODERN ODYSSEY IN CLASSIC LANDS force of internal fires (Plates XVI to XXIV). Barrel-roofed homes indicate the scarcity of wooden beams. Only an old, old name suggests that this island stepping stone once had trees as well as vines. Kalliste (Most Beautiful), they called it then. Geologists can't agree on the time when the volcano blew its head off and quenched its burning throat in the sea. However, un der the pumice are houses with mural decora tions, and prehis toric pottery made on a wheel. When the evi dence of the is land's alabaster vases, bronze dag gers, and pot sherds is all in,the archeologist may be able to tell geologists at what epoch Santorin substituted deep Santorin, standing as Christian as Kal called Thera, after the island. The ruins at the reveal Greek, Egypt One imagines that as many languages la Paix of Paris. INSULAR PUMICE S Visitors who have inner curve of the cr to coast slowly dow ruined city, howeve NO WOMAN MAV PASS TITS MOTNT ATIOS .TITARD All females-even cats and hens-are excluded from Aghion Oros. Wearing his Byzantine-eagled red fez of authority at a jaunty angle, this benign police man at Daphne collects passports and enforces immigration laws. harbor for high hill. matic enough without dragging in the past, g for Saint Irene, and for at any minute an eruption may occur. liste was pagan, is also Down at the tiny port gaily colored row Theras, who colonized boats squat in water with floating pumice stone scraping their sides. On the pier are ancient city of Thera heavy stores and oil drums, which never ian, and Roman traces, make the grade but have their contents the shopkeepers spoke drained off in loads small enough for a mule as those in the Rue de to carry up 1,200 steps to Thera (Plate XIX). The drivers make nothing of the descent, TONE AND SANDPAPER but come running down on bare feet with zigzagged up the steep their uncouth steeds plunging onward, bal escent have scant desire ancing themselves between enormous ears. 'n the outer slope to a Since ships seldom anchor-though sev r old. Santorin is dra- eral have lost their anchors trying to- 325 ""'"'" ""