Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Greek oracles and prophets

Omphalos in the temple of Apollon at Delphi

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The exploration of Western Africa

See also "Prehistoric and ancient Libya"  (posted on 2 April 2011).

Euthymenes of Massalia (ca. -570).
Palais de la Bourse, Marseille.
(From Wikipedia)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Maps of ancient Balkans

A.G.A - "Prehistoric colonies of the Greeks" (1999, two volumes - ISBN 960-7931-14-9 and 960-7931-20-3).

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Maps of ancient Greece

A. G. A - "Prehistoric Greece" (1999 - ISBN 960-7823-07-9)
The maps of ancient Attica, Boeotia, Peloponnesus (in "Lycaon"), Crete, Thessaly and Macedonia
have been alredy posted since 2012.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ptolemy's Geography

A. G. A - "Klaudiou Ptolemaeou Geographike Hyphegesis" (Geography) - 2001 - ISBN 960-7931-49-1

An old map of the inhabited world ("Oikoumene") according to Ptolemy.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The sanctuary of Olympian Zeus

The sanctuary of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion), Hadrian's Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium (left) from Acropolis (7 Oct. 2007).

The Propylon of the temple of Olympian Zeus (23 Sep.2015)

Detail of the SE corner of the temple of Olympian Zeus (looking north). Taken in October 2002. From the book "Metron Ariston" (2003, p. 274).

Hadrian's Arch (23 Sep. 2015)

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Roman agora of Athens

Coordinates of Hadrian's Library:  37.9754   23.72645

The Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138)
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Taken: 28 Nov.2010

Hadrian's Library (front)

Hadrian's Library (back - east side)

The east Propylon of the Roman agora
and the courtyard (looking west)