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New on 500px : Meteora, Greece by enroc by enroc

In Meteora—”rocks in the air”—sandstone spires rise from the plain of Thessaly like tall lumps of clay on a potter’s wheel. Seeing the area as a religious retreat, monasteries sprung up here, beginning in 1336. 31 more words

Pretty little things - terracottas from Kastro Kallithea, Thessaly

This is my fifth year joining the Kastro Kallithea project, and the second summer I am working on the terracottas from Building 10. It has been a rewarding experience to go from climbing the hill every morning and excavating dirt-covered lumps to lovingly curating them in the workroom (under the watchful eye of Tracene and Amber, the wonderful directors of the apothiki) and now finally attempting to put it all in context. 346 more words


The Greek Response to Alexander's Accession

Daily Diodorus
Vol. VIII. Book XVII Ch. 3 & 4 (Loeb Classical Library)
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Greece Rejects Alexander’s Authority… 1,054 more words

Diodorus Siculus

Out of the classroom and into the (ancient) world, by Imaan Jeraj

When I applied to field school at Kallithea for the 2014 research season I was unsure of what to expect as I have never been to a field school before! 464 more words



June 15

Delphi day! This morning we drove through the region of Thessaly. Thessalians were believed to be some of the first people to use land mines, FYI. 1,216 more words