|Pottery shards on display in the Pella Archaeological Museum|
Whenever I am in Greece I immediately conjure up memories of reading about mythology and ancient Greek history in my high school literature classes. At the time, sitting in an American high school, all of this seemed so foreign to me, yet today as we drive by brown historic markers identifying places I had only read about, it all begins to feel real. These places are so much more than a story on a dog-eared page; they were home to thousands of people who lived, worked, and eked out existences under often harsh conditions. And these weren't simple settlements, they were thriving metropolises whose architecture, infrastructure, and systematic layouts rivals today's much more modern urban centers. They thrived, faltered, and through the diligent work of archeologists and historians, many are being revived.
|An ancient relic that has survived|
|Just a small portion of the excavated site at Pella; work was ongoing|
with other areas being excavated
|A close up of the mosaic work; it amazes me to think that|
these tiny stones are intact having withstood time for