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... woke up bright and early for the main event: the Temple of Apollo and the ruins of Delphi!
Our first stop? The Delphi Museum which, of course, took me a good 20-30 minutes longer than the rest of the fellows to work my way through. I found some ancient musical notation and took pleasure in reading every bit of information posted in the museum.
The exit of ...
We saw the majesty of ancient Delphi, including the Temple
of Apollo, where the oracle once prophesied.
This ancient sanctuary is beautifully set in a landscape fit for a god,
at the foot of a mountain with a vista over olive groves ...
... it to a piece of wood. They paint on the canvas as the picture
shows. The woman is showing us a piece
of gold leaf that they glue to the painting.
We stopped in the mountains at the monument erected in
memory of Oedipus Rex. This is where he
murdered his father in order to marry his mother.
Doug found an icon on his own.
Then the view of the mountains outside our hotel ...
... oliveiras e produzem azeite.
A viagem demorou 3 horas, pelo que chegámos ao sítio Arqueológico de Delfos, declarado património da humanidade pela UNESCO, perto das 12:00.
Delfos era o principal centro religioso da Grécia Antiga e era também considerado o centro do universo. Em épocas antigas, era o local dos jogos píticos e do famoso oráculo (o oráculo de Delfos).
Iniciámos, a nossa visita ...
... massive mountain slope could defeat us, well. We did make it to the top, and it was quite worth seeing. Bloody hot work though.
After the heat of the ruins we spent the next hour exploring the museum where all the various archaeological finds are preserved, and the amount that they had on display there was amazing. It's a shame you have to experience it in such a disjointed fashion, seeing the site and it's structure, and then having to fit in your ...