But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished...
The ruins near the town of Akrotiri are what remains of a Bronze Age settlement of Minoans on Santorini.
Around Akrotiri, however, they may have seen the end coming. Unlike in Pompeii, there were no human remains under the ash that was excavated here beginning in 1967. There was also almost no gold jewelry left behind. The inhabitants near Akrotiri had most likely been evacuated, and took their valuables with them. What they did leave behind, though, was plenty.