Since 1997, with financing by the Latsis Group and Eurobank Banking Group and then with financing by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, a volume dedicated to an archaeological museum of the country is published each year, aiming to create a series of albums which, with their scientific validity and their aesthetic approach, contribute to the deeper knowledge and understanding of the individual pages of the history of Greek culture. These publications are not in sale; they are disposed gratis to selected recipients, including Universities, libraries, museums, archeological services and schools, institutions and other cultural and research organisations in Greece and abroad.
Τhis book includes photographs of monuments and exhibits from the archaeological site of Akrotiri of Thera and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which are under the authority of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, as well as the National Archaeological Museum. The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports has the copyright of the photographs of antiquities and of the actual antiquities that comprise the visual content of the photographs. The Archaeological Receipts Fund of Greece receives all fees for the publication of photographs bearing the Ministry’s copyright (Law 3028/2002). The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports remains exclusively competent to grant to any third party permission to use the photographs.