|The program and the statue outside the Onassis Center|
It was called "Dion" on the slope of Mt. Olympia. In 2002 a flood forced people in this part of Greece to reroute a river to avoid flooding homes. After the water receded, a Greek column topped by a statue of an eagle was uncovered. More excavation found a huge complex built around 300
BC that flourished until at least 200 AD - judging by the statuary and whom temples are dedicated to.
There are tablets from the earliest periods by Macedonian rulers giving title to lands - and much later Roman ruins that pay tribute to Agrippina the Elder (d 33AD) and Faustina the Younger (r 161-175 AD).
Not just statuary, but also full roman tiled floors and various personal use items. IT reminded us both of Pompeii, but this was covered by mud, not ash.
|They also have casts of the Elgin Marbles. Made right when Sir Elgin took them under the permission of the Ottaman's. Yeah, there is a big sign about all that.|