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.)
Look deep into the shade and at the edges.
It is all still happening
more and more finds.
The pile of fine brown soil with nothing missed.
People bowed considering their next move.
Once it is displaced the story may be different.
A story from 1 500 BC.

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.

Athens with its different spaces has people of our day that are remembered too.
The Melina Mercouri Monument.
She was the former
Minister of Culture and Sports
for Greece 1981-1989 then 1993 till she died in 1994.

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.

Benjamin Disraeli
I did see the Parthenon… but then you see alot of that!

Sandy šŸ™‚

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