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Travel Blogs from Olympia
... until the mid 1800s. The massive Temple to Zeus, had the
Zeus statute exported to Constantinople by Constantine before the
earthquake, and it final disposition remains unclear. It contained
more than a ton of gold.
Our group ate lunch in modern Olympia,
more Moussaka, gyros, tazaziki and other traditional Greek dishes
along with wine and a Greek liquor. Yes Dorothy, you are no longer in
... BC. It later became the city of Mycenae with a fortified citadel and surrounding settlement. These walls were 13m high and 7m thick and many still exist. The ancient Greeks believed they must have been built by a Cyclops - one of the giants described in the 'Odyssey'.! Me thinks whoever built them must have been mighty strong. The lion gate is impressive as is the back exit with the huge blocks ...
... This is really only one room with a mezzanine floor above. It has working models of many of Archimedes' inventions as well as some from others around the same period. Some would be in the same class of weirdness as some Japanese inventions that pop up from time to time. We arrived back at the hotel around 7 PM but the girls were champing at the bit to go find a nose bag somewhere so we turned around and as it was David's birthday it was ...
... people and the gods. This was before the God of Christianity became the standard religion for the Greek population. Approximate 95% of the current population consider themselves Christian these days. Anyway, the politicians and high authority people of the day only competed in the Olympics every 4 years to impress the people and the gods.
The original Olympic site unfortunately was destroyed by massive volcanoes, thereby destroying ...
... I was friendly and found out the gentleman is a history professor at a university in Florida. Basically two of my favorite things jammed into one person, so it was really nice to talk to him for a bit. He was the only person I had really spoken to all week aside from Brittany and we made a joke that our age didn't really match up with others on the ship. Brittany also made a "friend" in the pool who was an older lady from the United Kingdom.
The ages on ...