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I have not been in Athens but the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento must be quite close if not better. You can easily spend half a day in the place although we had to rush as the weather was not nice. In fact it was the nicest weather we were going to have all day. Today we didn't drive; we sailed with our car to Palermo across muddy waters in the middle of a tropical storm.
There is so much to see in Palermo and ...
... a well spent few hours. That, and we are now just that old that we enjoy these types of things. Back in Harold and with Madeleine in her usual asleep position we continued south to the base of Mount Etna. Here in Catania we spent the night in a car park outside the local campground. It seems we picked the countries favored running track and had social joggers at all hours, making the female toilets extremely difficult to use.
The next morning we ...
The arena in Syracuse was a round center for games much like the Colosseum. It was the second largest to the Colosseum and was used for a variety of things such as chariot races and gladiatorial fights. The seats would have gone up to about as tall as the trees (see picture for details). In the center of the arena is a large hole with two beams sticking up. During ...
It is believed that this theater began as a Greek theater and later was transformed into a Roman one. This is evident in the style the theater was built (point toward Greek) and the brick work (pointing toward Roman). It is quite an impressive structure because the center of the stage is open and you can see to the sea. The Romans conquered Sicily during its conquests and came across this theater. They then restored it ...
... out in the sun to be desiccated (dried out) for six months. After this they were hung on hooks in little niches in the crypts underground, where the temperature was more controlled. This was in the 1800's. Later corpses were embalmed in arsenic and limewash to preserve the skin , and these can be seen also, even with their hair. There is also a young girl of two who has been preserved even better from 1918, because her father asked a friend of his to do it and it was ...