Originally posted by Tennessee R
You didn't even sneak one little piece of pottery?
Have you been to Cape Sounion? That's a neat place.
Funny you'd mention pottery... ! In fact I've got 4 Egyptian canope (sacred urns)-replicas I bought 4 years ago during my Egypt tour (with Nile cruise... absolutely something you gotta do before you die), figuring Anubis (jackal), Horus (falcon), some other God (Nechbet i think) and a mummyfied head as lids.
But amongst my Greek replica collection, I've got the following items:
- a replica of the "Stone (diskos) of Phaestos" which is the academic example of the eldest Minoan epigraphic artefact in the yet undeciphered "Linear A" language found in one of the palace complexes of Crete.
- a painted yet coarse and aged-looking replica of a small blue, yellow, black and red decorated Minoan jar.
- a metallic greyisch plate depicting the still-uncertain-interpreted of "Bull-catapulting/jumping" sport (maybe a rite of passage for Minoan boys?) in all sequences. The edges and all sides have been irregularly chopped to ressemble the original (in stone) I think.
As for Sounion: I was there about 11 years ago and the sunset is breathtaking among the most unique in the world !