“Passage into History” Nemea tour.
On Saturday 17/10 we had the privilege of sharing the dream of this man with him.
Professor Miller, the archaeologist who has dedicated his whole life on the excavation first and the revival of the Games then, met us at the Museum and gave us a long tour of the museum, the site, and then told us stories about his early days there. We also saw the trailer of the film that has been made by Yiannis Lapatas about the previous games in 2012.
We didn’t want him to stop talking, but eventually he did. It’s always an experience to become part of such an exceptional person’s dream !
As always, after that we went eating at a small taverna in a village nearby, where the food was great, the company was great, the wine was great, – we didn’t visit a winery this time, but we are already working on it, we promise !
Now guess what our next plan is ! We will organise our support and participation in the Nemean Games of June 2016, so stay tuned.
Heading to OUR “Passage into History”
After a quick stop at the Corinth Canal for a coffee and some photos…
… we arrive at the village of Ancient Nemea
In the museum, fascinated by Pr. Miller’s stories,
At the archaeological site
The Baths of the athletes
The Temple of Nemean Zeus
Pr. Miller talking to us about the restoration of the columns of the temple
The “undressing room” (apodyterion)
Passing through the entrance Tunnel to the Stadium
Inscriptions inside the entrance tunnel
entering the stadium…
Pr. Miller explaining us about the mechanism of the starting line (balbis)
and the winner is …
In Pr. Miller’s office
The documentary about his dream of reviving the ancient Nemean Games
As always we finished our trip eating at a small taverna in a village nearby.