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Note to self:
Never trust a photographer when she says “Can I practice shooting with you??? I know it’s cold out but It’ll only take a minute, and we’re already here!!! and it’s not even that cold!❤️”  She was supposed to come and help me pack(her and Roman) but she ended up taking shots of us for an hour.
😩 53° is STILL COLD NAIEMA!!
But at least these were cute….*sobs*

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DELPHI

Delphi was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo. Located on Mt. Parnassus near the Gulf of Corinth, the sanctuary was home to the famous oracle of Apollo which gave cryptic predictions and guidance to both city-states and individuals. In addition, Delphi was also home to the panhellenic Pythian Games.

The site was first settled in Mycenaean times in the late Bronze Age (1500-1100 BCE) but took on its religious significance from around 800 BCE. The original name of the sanctuary was Pytho after the snake which Apollo was believed to have killed there. Votive offerings at the site from this period include small clay statues (the earliest), bronze figurines, and richly decorated bronze tripods. 

Delphi was also considered the centre of the world, for in Greek mythology Zeus released two eagles, one to the east and another to the west, and Delphi was the point at which they met after encircling the world. This fact was represented by the omphalos (or navel), a dome-shaped stone which stood outside Apollo’s temple and which also marked the spot where Apollo killed the Python.

On a personal note, One of my favorite sites ever that I’m super excited to share with you guys. Also first time taking a site start to finish.

Posts to come, by physical order going up the Sacred way:

1. Silver bull

2. Spartan Stoa, Kings of Argos, Exedra of the Epigoni

3.  Siphnian Treasury

4. Athenian Treasury

5. All of the other Treasuries

6. Sphinx of Naxos

7. Stoa of the Athenians

8. Altar of the Chians

9. Temple of Apollo

10. Monument of Prusias II

11. Charioteer of Delphi

12. Monument of Aemilius Paullus

13. Omphalos / Column of the Dacers

14. Theater

15. Daochos

16. Monument of Craterus

17. Lesche of the Knidians

18. Stadium

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the uncharted series primary and secondary antagonists

Nathan Drake: [after getting out of a firefight] Hopefully, that’s the last of them.
[RPG detonates, blowing Nate off his feet]

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Umm el-Omad (“mother of all needles”)

Wadi Nefud, Libya

200-400 CE


The tombs offers a couple of suprises. The Corinthian columns are completely Roman, but the shape of the monuments is Punic. The epitaph, for example, is flanked by two eagles, which is customary in this area. The false doors have their closest parallel in the art of ancient Egypt. Oddly, the false door in the northern monument faces the southeast, and not - as one would have expected - the west, the realm of the dead. Perhaps the person who lies buried here, a man named Ben Hamdan, wanted to connect his tomb to the Unconquered Sun (Sol Invictus), which in December rises in the southeast.