So I thought I'd see if anyone had anything interesting to say on whether they thought this could be an evacuation scene at all...it might be something that would be painted too.
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Firstly the island which might be Thera, the one that looks RED, could be on fire? Maybe that's lava and fire in the background and the animals are running because they are fleeing...
Why is it so red? I've seen a lesser coloured version and it still looks quite red.
Then, they are leaving that island, no one appears to be sailing in that direction.
The island that might be Crete, with the ladies in the towers, seems to have many people on the dock area as they are being received from Thera. They are all looking at the boats coming in and towards Thera, which they probably would do if it was erupting. They could be just arriving but what says they are not actually evacuees being taken onshore?
Now, also, the evidence on Thera points to an evacuation from the island.
Only a single gold object has been found, hidden beneath flooring, and no uninterred human skeletal remains have been found. This indicates that an orderly evacuation was performed with little or no loss of life.
Edited by The Puzzler, 03 August 2013 - 04:10 AM.