Monthly Archives: April 2009

Another Statue, Ancient Olympia, Greece

When I first saw this statue, two things really stood out…I'll wait…got it? Breasts aside, this statue was carved in the 2nd C CE, just as yesterday's was, but look at how the marble looks like carved wax drippings rather … Continue reading

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Statue, Ancient Olympia, Greece

1800 years ago, in the 2nd C CE, some dude using hand tools carved marble so carefully, with such love, that the toga looks like cloth. Even close up. That is some serious skill. Come back tomorrow to compare this … Continue reading

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Temple of Zeus, Ancient Olympia, Greece

Until the early 400's BCE, this temple was home to one of the wonders of the ancient world, a gold and ivory statue of Zeus some 12.5 meters high. It was moved to Byzantium (now Istanbul), where it was destroyed … Continue reading

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Honey, Honey, Honey, Ancient Olympia, Greece

The trees, particularly the oaks, the plane maples and these flowering trees, were all abuzz. Greece has had a phenomenal amount of rain this year, making everything lush and green, and the bees are going crazy for all the pollen. … Continue reading

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Ancient Olympia, Greece

One of the best archaeological sites we've been to is Ancient Olympia. The site has been in continuous use in one way or other since neolithic times, more than 6000 years ago. The first athletic events were held there in … Continue reading

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