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... her body buring and threw herself into this fountain.
Inside the museum there of many of the items discovered during the excavations, dating from Mycenaean period, 13th century BC.
Many of the statues are without heads. Apparently the Romans bulk made statues and then customised the heads. This caused the odd anomaly, an old senators head on an athletes body!!
The museum also has a record of the existence of any ancient Jewish Synagogue.
Ancient Corinth was a thriving ...
... the bankruptcy of the country can truly be felt at all our stops. I can find nothing to buy!! We did get the supplies that Jacques needed for his dinner, and treated ourselves to a cold drink in the shade, trying to recover from the near 100 degree temperature. At the pre-determined time, Jacques returned, with Louis, to pick us up and take us back to the cool breezes on board Milena. Once on Milena, it was nice to see and get re-acquainted with Petit Anne and ...
... as 120 tonnes!
Within the main site are a few more tholos, some fancifully named after kings and queens from legends but with no evidence to support their purported provenance.
Archaeological evidence indicates that the palaces of the Mycenaean kingdoms declined some time around 1200 BC and the palace itself was set ablaze in about 1100 BC. But the real mystery behind the cause of the destruction is unsolved.
There is a small but ...
... my first Greek island. The name of it is ‘Kefallinia’. I was in a way happy to see Greek land because it marked the end to my journey pretty much. This would be the last leg with the owners before the boat heads back to Palma. The sighting was met with an incredible first Greek sunset followed by an orange moon rising up over the islands mountains. It was a very relaxing day and the only other ‘interesting’ bit of news was an hour time shift as ...
... up a few things for breakfast this morning. We had eggs, feta cheese, some other kind of hard cheese (had a faint taste of cheddar but it was a very pale yellow in color. Who knows for sure but it was good) and bread. I saw a bakery last night and just picked up a loaf that looked good. The baker asked me if I knew what kind of bread it was and I said “no but it looks good”. He explained that was a brioche that was a little sweet and ...