This mural dates back to the 16th century B.C., it extended on three different walls
of a room in Τhira, Santorini, and it is a masterpiece of ancient Greek painting. It
pictures a row of volcanic rocks, coloured in blues, deep reds and yellows, with red
lilies blooming on them. The lilies’ stems are bent, as if there was a light breeze,
while in the sky above two pairs of swallows appear to be flirting with each other,
while another one is trying to reach them. It is said that the mural used to decorate
the walls of a room for religeous purposes. A lot of similar murals were found
elsewhere in Greece but none comes close to the beauty and level of craftsmanship of
the “Spring Mural”.