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Sunday walk down old Athens, a snap from my Nikon D7200 through the old iron cast bars.

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On your way up Philopappos you will pass a small cave which is supposed to be the prison of Socrates, but there is no proof of this, and it is much more likely to have been imprisoned in the state prison in the ancient Agora.

During WWII artifacts from the Acropolis and National Archaeological Museum were secreted here, sealed behind a wall.

Jacques-Louis David:1787
The Death of Socrates
, Oil Painting

The many holes on the surface of the rock (see above) were used to sustain wooden beams. There must have been a two- or three-story structure in front of these caves. It is now known when they were made, nor what was the nature of the building

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socrates prison

socrates prison

socrates prison

socrates prison

History is like honey, People are the Bees, Acropolis.

The 2500 years of history of this rock on earth has the power over people like honey on the bees. You Doubt? Take a closer look!!

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Filopappos Hill, D7200 Nikon 18-55mm VR
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Ζευς , Zeus, Jesus .Eternal Athens ,Magic Market

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Great morning today it was. Sunny clear weather and early in the morning I visited Athens busy classical area of Thision, under Acropolis. The ancient ruins blended with the classical late 19th and early 20th century buildings under the bright sun. People gathering to see what the little tables of the flea market sellers had to offer.Others where sitting at the coffee shops next to Thision station or opposite Acropolis. Sometimes I believe its summer in Athens even in the mid November…

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Athena, Ancient, Old, New, Sacred... Alive!

Athena, Ancient, Old, New, Sacred... Alive!

Athena, Ancient, Old, New, Sacred... Alive!

Athena, Ancient, Old, New, Sacred... Alive!

Athena, Ancient, Old, New, Sacred... Alive!

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