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... society of Minions who dominated southern Europe 4000 years ago.
The site is dotted with frescoes and pillars painted in rich red and black as well as giant pots that have been carefully pieced back together. Some even taller and rounder than me! The Kings throne room has a replica throne and a wooden version alongside the marble benches the citizens sat on while waiting for an audience with the man himself. ...
... From the stalactite/stalagmite depths of the Sfentoni Cave to the palace at Phaistos we've traveled the ancient roads of the Minoans, visited the Roman baths, seen some of the locales of WWII incursions and other civil defense battles that have provided an overview of the long history of invasions that have helped to shape the landscape and culture ...
... next part of this might be a little x-rated so beware! As we walked, in the dark, I kept trying to keep my undergarments up! They were loose and the dress I was wearing was loose and ... and ... I gave up. So, I did the Horas, until the offending garment fell to my ankles where I scooped it up. I realized I couldn't fit it in my change purse, so I yelled 'OPA' (silently of course) and threw the damn thing over a stone ...
... looked nice along the harbor.
Tomorrow we're off to Santorini at 09:00 on our first ferry! As of 00:19 my bags were packed and the alarm was set for 06:00 to catch a sunrise while still on Crete.
Ancient Greek Wisdom:
Pythagoras' Theorem: AA + BB = CC
· Pythagoras of Samos (570-495 BCE)
Word of the day:
Please - Παρακα 55;ώ
... then spent 35 years and much of his own money excavating and reconstructing the site. Using concrete and steel to reinforce the old stones he rebuilt many of the more significant buildings in the way he interpreted they had been in Minoan times. The result makes a pile of old stones more interesting to the average tourist and gives you a feel for what Knossos must have been like 4 centuries ago. There are reproductions ...