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Off the beaten path, under snow

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Snow has the power to transform; under its blanket even the ugliest urban landscape may appear magical and fairy-tale like. This of course applies even more when snow covers archaeological sites. These past few days, Greece experienced rare plummeting temperatures … Continue reading

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The “Prison of Socrates”

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I’ve already mentioned in a previous post that the hills around the Acropolis may be covered in trees today but in antiquity they were part of the city. We should imagine them covered in densely packed houses, along narrow and … Continue reading

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Open tour: Philopappou hill

To the west of the Acropolis lie monuments that are rarely visited by tourists. With the exception of the very visible monument of Philopappos, on top of the hill of the same name, there are many other archaeological treasures in … Continue reading