Month: November 2019

The Prophecy/Η Προφητεία

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We lay in our doom      

In the toxic fumes

In the final days of Noah

Rain to floods

Fire and brimstone

The end is neigh

But they’re riding high

So they don’t care

They say we will all be done

When the anger comes

When our hearts turn cold

The children will be bold

Anger will reign

Like the many pestilences it will spread

In the dark times we will all wish that we were dead.

Βρισκόμαστε στην καταστροφή μας

Μέσα στους τοξικούς καπνούς

Τις τελευταίες μέρες του Νώε                                                                             

Και η βροχή γίνεται πλημμύρα                                                                            

Μόνο πυρκαγιά και θειάφι

Το τέλος είναι κοντά

Ο τυχερός δεν τον νοιάζει                                                                                 

Λένε ότι όλοι θα τελειώσουμε

Όταν έρθει ο θυμός

Όταν οι καρδιές μας ψυχρανθούν

Τα παιδιά θα είναι τολμηρά

Ο θυμός θα βασιλεύει

Όπως και τις πολλές επιδημίες θα εξαπλωθεί

Στους σκοτεινούς χρόνους θα θέλουμε όλοι να είμαστε νεκροί.

*So glad to be feeling better after 2 weeks of the flu 🙂

*I have always been fascinated by end times prophecies. They are universal and reflect the times we are living in.

Argos Town/Αργος

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The Castle of Larissa on a hill 289 metres above the town of Argos.

The Larissa Castle of Argos dates back to the Helladic Period (Bronze age) and played a crucial role in the Greek Revolution 200 years ago due to it’s very strategic position.

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A statue in honour of mothers.

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After visiting the ancient site of Mycenae in the Peloponnese,  I made a quick stop to the beautiful town of Argos. Argos is just 20 kilometers from Mycenae and it is considered the oldest town in continental Europe as it can be dated back to the Bronze age. It has over 20,000 inhabitants and it very lively and well maintained.

I had no time to visit the castle but I will return in the future to take pictures from the castle as it offers stunning views of the town below.

 

Mycenae/Μυκήνες

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The entrance to the ‘tholos’ beehive tomb.

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The beehive tomb also called ‘The Treasury of Atreus’ or more famously ‘The Tomb of Agamemnon’

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The beehive-like structure with its megalithic stones was built between 1350 and 1250 B.C

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The entrance to a smaller room. That has been blocked to due falling rocks.

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A few photographs from on site museum of Mycenae.

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A view of the Mycenaean ruins from outside the ‘Tomb of Agamemnon’

“The Mycenaean rulers had the seat of their power and activity in a luxurious palace, built on a hill (acropolis) which was surrounded by imposing fortifications that were constructed during the 14th and 13th Century B.C. The walls surpassed 12 metres high and 7 metres in length. The area covers 30,000 sq meters with a total length of 900 metres.”

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The beautiful landscape of Argos from the ancient ruins.

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The entrance to the ‘Lion Tholos Tomb’. Dates back to the 15th Century B.C

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The tholos (beehive) has not survived, but it is estimated to have been about 15 metres high.

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The ‘Lion Gate’ is the main entrance to the citadel of Mycenae

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The gate was closed by a double door, secured by a sliding bar. It dates to 1240 B.C

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The relief of  the lions is the oldest monumental relief in Europe. The heads of the lions did not survive and were made from steatite (soapstone).

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The Northeast extension of the citadel which secured the water supply.

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The underground cistern.

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They received water from the natural spring. Has a depth of 18 meters.

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The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the time span of 1600-1100 B.C.  It was the first advanced Greek civilization. The Mycenaean period was the setting of Greek mythology and the historical setting of the Trojan Epic Cycle (poems written about the Trojan war).

I visited the archaeological site of Mycenae for the first time in late October. It was unseasonably hot and crowded with tourists. I was told not to come here in the summer and I so glad that I didn’t. It’s a bit of a climb to the top, but the view of Argos is fantastic.