Paul stood up on Mars Hill and spoke to the philosophers of Athens. ” You have an inscription ‘TO THE UNKNOWN GOD’ so you already worship Him. Let me introduce you to Him. He is God who made the world and everything in it…. He gives breath to everything and really needs nothing from us because He doesn’t live in a temple…
Acts 17: 22-28. ( Sandy’s wording but read on further. Paul is explaining His and our Christian God.)
Looking at the Arch of Hadrian. His name on one side and Theseus on the other side. Both names found facing in opposite directions. Both named as founders of Athens.
The marble used in the arch is not of the same high grade as that in the best Athenian buildings. It is Pentelic marble from Mount Pentelikon 18.2 km northeast of the arch.
Melina Mercouri was also an actress, singer and activist.
There is so much to choose from on the Web when it comes to a city like Athens. Here is how I saw it! It was humid but once it rained the air seemed lighter .
As Benjamin Disraeli said:
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over thr towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
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What a wonderful time you must be having exploring Athens. It’s probably one of those places where you could spend months and not see everything. Safe travels!
How right you are there is so much to explore especial if you love ruins.
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I do appreciate to see the world through your eyes! Very interesting Sandy. How great to see these antiques 🙏
Thank you for your kind words. I will continue to share the best way I can.