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Friday, April 7, 2017Here are the frescoes we saw at the Palace of Knossos. These are replicas of the originals, the originals having been removed to a museum on Crete. Unfortunately, the museum was closed for the afternoon when we had the opportunity to visit. Remarkably beautiful art!! The most famous one is the one with the dolphins. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, April 4, 2017The next stop on our trip was a visit even further back in time, to about 4,000 BC and the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. This is the oldest recorded European civilization. The Palace of Knossos was the center of an ancient city (Heraklion) built about 3,700 years ago (around 1700 BC) and occupied by peoples we know very little about. READ MORE >>
Friday, March 31, 2017Continuing from yesterday, these are some photos of the frescoes we saw at Herculaneum, the town buried but preserved by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. These are originals! And years old! There were certainly some talented artisans amongst the Romans!Henry Lowndes READ MORE >>
Wednesday, March 29, 2017My wife and I were recently in the Mediterranean on vacation and one of our stops was at Napoli (Naples), Italy. This presented an opportunity to visit one of the cities destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Esther and I chose Herculaneum over Pompeii. (Honestly I had never heard of Herculaneum before! READ MORE >>