Here is a love story from a time when water was carried in large jars about 2000 B C. A beautiful woman gave Eliezer water from her jar. She then kindly got water from the well for his animals too.
This is the map of his journey:
… Eliezer says ‘ the Lord lead me to the house…’Genesis 24 (the whole story is here . God takes an interest in relationships . We must pray and trust His guidance.)
The ancient city of Mycenae was abandoned more than 2,000 years ago. It is situated between the sloping hills of Profitis Ilias and Mount Sara. Most of what we can see was built in the late Bronze Age between 1350 and 1200 BC.
The lion Gate was erected around 1250 BC . This is a name given in modern times because of the lionesses in heraldic pose. Then there is another gate…
Constructed in 1250BC. Four monolithic blocks of conglomerate (almond ) stone form the two jambs, the lintel and the threshold. It originally had a double wooden door bolted by a sliding bar. Look above the lintel , there are two plain vertical slabs set on edge, they transfer the weight to the two door posts.
This gate is in the Cyclopean style. Cyclopean implies that there were legendary giants whose culture preceded the Classical Greeks and they built this.
Then let us look at a little of so much that was found here but in the museum.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.Isaac Newton.
We wish you a good weekend.
2 thoughts on “Mycenea”
Another great stop on your road trip, Sandy. Your posts are inspiring my wanderlust. I hope to see them in person one day.
I hope you do see them ! Your love of ruins may mean you spend the rest of your life here . There seem to be more than anyone can get their heads round.🤔🤣
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