All posts filed under “Archaeology

Essay | Symbols of the Heavens

by Megan Mitchell, M.A.R. ’15, religion and visual art “The faithful will feel a need to daub the symbols of their heavens onto dark cellar walls—to ensure what is around them will fortify the truths within them.” Alain De Botton, The Architecture of Happiness, 112  […]

Rome

Rome is said to have been founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus in the year 753 BC, although archeological evidence suggests there was a Latin village here from at least the 9th century BC.  The city is one of the oldest named cities in […]

Athens | Halandri | Acropolis

Our first stop on the ISM study tour was the ancient city of Athens, the cradle of Western Civilization.  Greeted by warm sunshine and classical ruins of sparkling white stone, we spent our first two days exploring Athens–first, with a trip to St. George’s Parish in […]

Athens | City and Museums

We spent a full morning in Athens on a walking tour of the city, and  explored a variety of museums in small groups–the Archeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum, and the Benaki Museum.   ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece […]

Delphi

After our morning visit to Hosios Loukas, we hopped back on our bus and wound our way through steep and narrow mountain roads, to the famed “center of the world”: Mount Parnassus, and the ancient ruins of Delphi.  Once home to the great oracle of […]

Thessaloniki

 After two long, full days of bus travel, our group was grateful to have a bit of down time in the seaside city of Thessaloniki.  A bustling ancient port, and the second-largest city in modern Greece, it was the perfect place to relax at the […]