Saturday, June 28, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
|8011904 [A gold infant covering]|
Pieces of gold foil that were used for covering the body and the face of an infant in Ancient Greece in the 16th century BC. They were found in "The grave of the women" in Mycenae. It is the only one such covering archeologists have found until today. A remarkable detail are the ring-shaped earrings.
Photographed in the National Archaeological Museum (See it here.) in Athens
on January 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
|8014746 [Micromeria acropolitana]|
Micromeria acropolitana is a small (5-30 cm tall), rare, perennial plant endemic to the area of the Acropolis of Athens. It was first spotted and collected in 1906 by two French botanists during their visit to the Acropolis but the first scientific reference to the plant was made by the Austrian physician and botanist Halácsy in 1908. Ever after, lack of evidence for its existence convinced the experts that it had become extinguished but 100 years later the Greek biologist G. Tsounis and his son Lambros rediscovered it on the rocks of the Acropolis! The Greek flora list was enriched with a very rare and valuable addition.
A great many thanks to Mr. Tsounis and his son for their contribution!
|8014372 [Micromeria acropolitana]|
|8014717 [Micromeria acropolitana]|
Photographs were taken in the Acropolis area on April 26 and May 04, 2014.