Monday, June 21, 2010

Delphi - Greece

Last week i've accomplished one of my postcards goals for 2010, getting cards from 400 unesco places. The Archaeological Site of Delphi in Greece was the place.
I didn't received it from another postcrosser i bought it last week when i was visiting Guimarães in the north of Portugal. I found a shop there with thousands of cards, some of them were old, used and not in very good conditions but i've found a couple of interresting ones. I bought this card from Greece, 1 from Ireland, 1 from France, 2 from Spain and 1 from Portugal.

"The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the 'navel of the world'. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world." - in:
On the card there's "Tholos at the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, a circular building that was constructed between 380 and 360 BC. It consisted of 20 Doric columns arranged with an exterior diameter of 14.76 meters, with 10 Corinthian columns in the interior.
The Tholos is located approximately a half a mile (800 m) from the main ruins at Delphi. Three of the Doric columns have been restored, making it the most popular site at Delphi for tourists to take photographs." - in: wikipedia

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