Greek Islands, Delos
Trip Start Apr 06, 2009
36Trip End May 11, 2009
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We took a boat to Delos. Which was (for a thousand years) the center of the
Greek civilization. Here was were -for the main part- the Delian leagues kept all of there money. Also it is where they met. Did you know that 10,000 slaves a day were sold and traded in Delos? Delos was also host, every four years, to the Delian games. We also walked through the Avenue of the Lions, which you can see in the pictures. Myth says that Delos was created when.......
Zeus fell in love with gentle Leto, the Titaness, who became pregnant
-Fodor's Greece travel book
I though that was really interesting. Delos is a really barren land its only rock and shrubs, except it has beautiful wild flowers. There was a giant statue in one of the buildings on Delos. Parts of this statue were excavated and a section of its foot is in the British museum and part of a hand is in the Delos museum, because for a while Britain owned a lot of countries so both Greece and Britain got some of the statue.
Pictures are coming soon!!