Acropolis Museum
Athens, Greece

A warrior, natch

The Three Graces--Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer).
The little kid tagging along is Cupid, I think.

Nice pecs! In classical Greek sculpture and painting, women's bodies were almost
always rendered clothed, while men's bodies were almost always rendered nude. Go figure!

Athena fighting a giant--you go, girl!

Athena in a more contemplative mood.
This one is known as the "Mourning Athena."

A guy with a very big wine glass,
this must be Dionysus

Gods and goddesses who have lost their heads

I think I saw this outfit in Chico's the other day...

Pan: half-man, half-goat. Only in Greece does this sound plausible.

Alexander the Great

Lion's head

This woman has been reduced to a
lap, feet, and a bit of an arm.

While this fellow has lost head, arms, and one foot, but still retains much important equipment.

Some of the many korai, or maidens, in the Acropolis Museum.
You can see how their arms were often separately attached.
They were almost always depicted holding an offering to the Gods.

We also went to the Piraeus Museum (Piraeus is Athens' main port). Here we saw mostly grave decorations, including this, the centerpiece of the museum's collection. It decorated the tomb of a young boy (in the middle). To the left is his father and to the right his servant. The powers-that-be deemed it too ostentatious and decreed that thenceforth gravestones could contain only the name of the deceased. It IS a bit much...
More typical and often very touching gravestone sculptures show
the deceased and family members bidding each other farewell.

On to Aegiali
On to Nis Nikuria
On to Hora
On to the rest of Amorgos
On to Athens

If that's not enough Greece for you, you can always look at the
1999 pictures from Santorini again. They're here, here and here.

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