The waters of the Mediterranean hold countless treasures from the ancient world. When most people think about travel in ancient Greece or Rome, they conjure up images of sword and sandal films with their chariots and famous Roman roads. True, both of those this did exists, but sea travel was the "rapid transit" of the day. If you had great distance to travel, boarding a ship was your best bet. Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you're an archaeologist) sea travel was also very dangerous. Coast Guard safety regulations certainly did not exists and weather prediction was far from an exact science. Still, intrepid ancients boarded ships and sailed off. Many ended their journey safely, but it's the ships that didn't make it to their destinations that intrigue us today.
Friday, February 27, 2009
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
It's official; the new Acropolis Museum in Athens is scheduled to open on June 20th. It is definitely an exciting day for Athens and the whole of Greece. The new museum has been much anticipated; ushering in a new era of Greek cultural patrimony. Stunning architecture aside, the museum promises to serve the diverse preservation needs of its collection. The opening of the new museum, though, will be marred by the conspicuous absence of it's star exhibit, the Parthenon Marbles.
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