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brilliant air conditiong nice bathroom and beds really frieendly owners and a delicious breakfast make sure you go there
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... name and offense inscribed on the base. Athletes and observers entering the stadium right ahead would spit on these statues. Only males could compete - and only one woman was allowed in (girls were ok.). This was the priestess of Demeter. (The only event women could win was a horse race - if they owned the horse: the owner and the horses both received the prize of the laurel wreath. The starting blocks for the foot races are still in place in the ...
... and headed out for lunch and to explore. Lunch was beautiful and in plenty and then it was off to the museum.The quality of material housed there was surprisingly good and ranged from
about 800 BC to about 400 AD which was how long this site was in use in ancient times. Well worth the visit.
From there we went across to the ancient ruins of the Olympic area. Well this was very large and so amazing. Essentially it a collection of buildings ...
... off their ***** and wrestle, as the curved wall that cuts the stadium in half was in fact a Roman construction, made so that that the one half of the stadium/track could be used for gladiatorial events.
I wandered around the stadium for a bit with some others before breaking off and heading back up to the top of the stadium steps. All over Messene there were people doing restoration/stabilization work on some of ...
Sept 2 Quick note. We went to the tour at the last minute where the Olympics stated. So interesting and so many pics. Will share when I return. It was so hot. HOT. Sweated so much. There was a small cafe at the museum that had air conditioning and I think GOD knee I needed the table right where it was blowing. I cooled off and was ok to finish the tour. The bus ...
... through the attractive little town below. The campsite is owned and run by one of those eccentric old men who like to talk an awful lot, and he kept me in his web for twenty minutes, speaking to me in a French and English mixture, before I was able to break free. But he was very friendly and a few minutes later he came to our van with a handful of lemons and oranges for us. The other nice thing here is it is noticeably warmer. May it ...