“Toomba,” Thessaloniki, northern Greece
The Bronze Age Minoan Civilization lasted 19 centuries without war
Its demise began with the eruption of Thera, ~150 BC, and its associated tsunami and climate change, which weakened the society until it was over-run by invaders
Knossos, CreteSeat of the Minoan Empire
Knossos, Crête2nd disaster:Sir Arthur Evans.
Evans “excavated” Knossos, the buildings of which were made of alabaster (metamorphosed gypsum). His concrete dissolved the alabaster.
Alabaster: metamorphosed gypsum, a carbonate of calcium
AD 450: Greek civil code, Gortyn Crête
Minoan Bronze Aged Phaistos Disc, 400 BC fired clay
Phaistos southern Crête, Iraklion Museum
TED Talk on the disc, the first CD Rom
Your country is a golden dream to me.
One of 13 villages on Santorini
Frescoes at Akrotiri
One of 365 Greek Orthodox Churches on Santorini
Santorini’s ‘bird’s nest’ vineyards
Athens, Greece, Peleponese,
Corinth Canal (circled)
Corinth Canal between Athens and the Peloponese
Greek horses stolen from Delphi, in the Duomo, Venice, Italy
Pompeii, Italy with Mt. Vesuvius
Michelangelo's MosesIn the church of San Pietro Vincoli, on the Esquiline in Rome
Vatican City, ~21 mi2
Michelangelo's Pieta, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican