Friday, September 30, 2005

Greek Goddesses

Two statues of the Greek Goddesses, Hera and Athena, were found recently by archaeologists in the town of Gortyn, on the island of Crete. The statue of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, was found in good condition and was complete. The statue of Hera, however, was found headless although they believe that they will find the head near by.

I like finds like this.


Scott said...

Being a frustrated ameuter archealogist,, I have had the pleasure of going to Greece a couple of times,, want to go again and again of course. I really really fell in love with Crete, had many flashbacks there,, and met some of the leading Greek Archealogist from the University in Athens, One was named Sophia who has written a number of books, She took me up and gave me the DEFINITIVE tour of the Acropolis,, there is an Olive Tree planted in the sacred spot that marks the spot of the original sacred tree to Athena, I got a number of leaves from this tree and have a special connect to both of these goddess. Hera's temple was very moving for me. But anyway,, sorry for so long of a post... anyway,, Sophia told me how she became an archealogist. She had a dream that a statue was talking to her from under her house,, she (as a child) went to the cellar and began her dig... She found the Head of a statue!! Greece is too cool of a place to live!! LOVE THAT COUNTRY!! and great finds like this.

Sojourner said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing your story.

This is one of the places I would love to travel to some day, so I am always interested in news/stories regarding it.