Main Land No.3 World Heritage : Archaeological Site at Delphi -2012 Greece No.19

2012 Greece
2012 Greece

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After the monastery of Osius Loukas, we went to Delphi. It was called “the navel of the world”, the center of ancient Greece.

This is also a World Heritage Site, and it is one of the representative ruins of Greece. It takes about 3 hours if you go there directly from Athens, but we stopped by a monastery on the way, so it takes about 30-40 minutes from there.

This place is famous for “The Oracle of Delpoy”. It is said to have been carved at the entrance of the temple.

  • 汝自身を知れ
  • 過剰の中の無(過ぎたるは及ばざるが如し、多くを求めるな)
  • 制約と破滅は紙一重

The adage that becomes is still very relevant today, isn’t it?

Because the ruins of Delphi are located in a narrow area in the mountainous region, there is no such large parking lot, and small parking lots are scattered in a narrow space along the road.

We found a good space in front of the museum, parked there, and started to see the archaeological museum in front.

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The collection of Greek sculptures is astonishing.

The museum itself is very well designed, and the explanations in Greek and English are very informative.

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From time to time, photos of the excavation are displayed, so it is exciting to envision what it was like.

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So this is how it was excavated. Quite an amazing sight.

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The statue that was excavated was displayed here.

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After enjoying the museum, we will head to the ruins a few hundred meters away.

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Perhaps because I had studied at the museum first, I had some prior knowledge (albeit only a little) about what kind of stone statues were there and how they were used, so I was able to see them with more fun and excitement than if I had known nothing about them.

It might be better to visit the adjacent museum first to have a little knowledge and image of these ruins.

In addition, the pamphlet (in English) that was handed to us at the ticket office was easy to understand and very useful when we were watching the show.

This is the treasury of the Athenians.

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The corridor leading from the treasure house.

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On this pillar stand that was beside that corridor.

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It seems that this statue of the Sphinx, which was displayed in the museum earlier, was decorated.

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And here is the symbol of Delphi, the Temple of Apollo.

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It’s much bigger than I thought it would be! Just thinking about the scene back then is very moving.

After seeing the area with the Temple of Apollo, we went to the area with the Temple of Athena, which is a little further away from here.

It wasn’t too far to walk, but the weather was bad and it was a bit chilly, so we decided to head there by car. It takes about one minute by car.

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It was a wonderful archaeological site full of the romance of ancient Greece. I was very impressed.