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... sup> and 12th BC and spread to all the known sites of this period in the Mediterranean basin.
On the road from modern Mycenae to the acropolis we visited one of the most important of the Mycenean monuments—the Treasury of Atreus.
The treasury is the most representative and best-preserved example of a tholos tomb (1250 BC) and is believed (or, perhaps, hoped) to be the burial place of Agamemnon.
The entrance is ...
... other device! Now came the hard part and may I preface this (a few days down the track) by saying that Liane is like Xenia or whatever her name is: some sort of warrior princess/amazing person. You heard my pathetic
reaction to driving just in England and here is Liane prepared to do it under these conditions .....she puts me to shame and I admire her immensely! She asked us to both say "keep to the right" on a regular basis, particularly as she's turning to remind ...
... if I decide that I want it.
That night, Vatistas and I celebrated at his friend, Romano’s, parents’ house with drinking and traditional Greek dancing. The same TV station from earlier was playing more traditional Greek music. Some of us held hands and moved in a circle while putting one foot into the circle at certain times, and out of the circle at other times. I introduced everyone to King’s Cup, an American drinking game called that’s popular at ...
... s, and let out the occasional little scream.
But eventually we made it - and it was worth it. The site was truly
amazing. Apparently the accoustics of the place allowed the speaker in
the middle to talk in hushed tones and be heard by the person in the
furthest seats (a quick on site test quickly illustrates the accuracy of
this statement). When you stand among these ruins, and realise that
... bed at a reasonable hour.
Today (12.21.09), we planned a day trip to Corinth, Greece! We left Athens after breakfast, jumping on a train for the 1 hr, 15 min train ride there. We saw some wonderful countryside en route, even crossing over the famous Corinth Canal! (The concept of building a canal through the Isthmus of Corinth to link the Ionian and Aegean Seas was first proposed in the 7th century BC, and many important leaders, from Alexander ...