Mykonos – 4

In another room were models of a fishing boat, used to specifically catch octopus, wooden tools used to make boats, and a heavy, old diving helmet. There were finely painted models of a brig, a bratsera, a belou, a bark-bestia, and a sponge-fishing boat. The displays weren’t confined to Greece. There was a model ofContinue reading “Mykonos – 4”

Delos – 4

The fourth of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. The path continues past the Temple of Leto and the enormous Agora of the Italians before coming to the most famous part of the site, the Naxian Lions. Sadly, none of the lions on their plinths are originalsContinue reading “Delos – 4”

Delos – 2

The second of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. On a more human level, the earliest inhabitants of Delos in the middle of the third millennium BCE built their homes on top of the hill called Kynthos, so they would have an early warning of any approachingContinue reading “Delos – 2”