28 April 2006
Vol 312, Issue 5773

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COVER View of Santorini, Greece, from Fira. Across the volcanic caldera, the Nea and Palea Kameni islands (middle right) have been volcanically active since 197 B.C. The Akrotiri peninsula (top left) was an area of major Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed but preserved by the Minoan eruption in the late 17th century B.C. See pages 548 and 565. Photo: Sturt Manning