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After two long months, Greek archaeological sites are officially reopening! The only way to celebrate is a visit to the Acropolis of #Athens, but things aren’t quite the same. Here’s a tour of the *empty* Acropolis!
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Usually packed with endless trains of your groups, the Propylaea was as quiet as a mouse! New barriers have been installed to reduce contact, but everything else looks endlessly familiar!
Minor changes on the site come courtesy of the archaeologists & architects of the Acropolis Restoration Project. Work continues in earnest toward restoring the Parthenon’s west pediment, but this sheet metal conceals great news: the removal of the old cement crane foundations!
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If you know Plaka, you know the Lysikrates monument! Known as a wonderful example of Late Classical ingenuity, the afterlife of this monument is *far* more interesting! Here’s a thread on sculpture that’s seen a lot!
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#athens #greece @ASCSAthens #ClassicsTwitter #archaeology
The Lysicrates Monument was one of many dedications along the so-called Street of the Tripods, which connected the Theater of Dionysus (here in a great 1913 photo) with the Agora. These dedications were made by choregoi, wealthy Athenians who financed theatrical & choral events
The dedicatory inscription by Lysikrates allows us to date the monument precisely to 334 BCE, for a victory in the boys’ dithyramb at the Great Dionysia. It is a small marble tholos atop a high limestone podium, all adorned with intricate moulding, a monolithic roof, & frieze
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I lived in #Greece for four years and my youngest son (Άρης) was born there & I feel a deep connection - the φιλοξενία is real! (even if my Greek isn't as good as it should be...), so I have been watching the crisis unfold there closely ❤️🇬🇷 (1/15)

#Covid19greece #κορωνοϊός
I was worried that a massively stressed health system and a country where the administration can be chaotic & lack authority (after years of brutal austerity) would be a recipe for disaster; however, (while it is still early days in this) I have been impressed by their reaction.
As soon as the first cases were confirmed (27 February) all carnival events in the country were cancelled (a big deal!). They started contact tracing and closing impacted schools and on 10 March, the gov decided to suspend the operation of all educational institutions
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🎊🎉Happy New Year 2020!🎉🎊

We had such an amazing time interacting with the community and our partners throughout 2019🌎

Follow the below thread for a 2019 @CryptoLiveLeak Recap

#Crypto #Blockchain #CryptoNews #CryptoMedia #Marketing #Advertising #Bitcoin #Tezos #CLL $CLL
Tezos Boston Meetup 5 Featuring @KenGarofalo and @TezosCommons - Presentation on Tezos Amendment Process and Governance. @TezosBoston

Athens Tezos Protocol upgrade initiated.

#Tezos #XTZ $XTZ #TezosBoston #TezosBostonMeetup #TBM #Governance #AThens #TezosAthens
MVP launched for @AttentionMining - #AttentionMining #CLL $CLL - Check it out at AttentionMining.com and being demonstrated on cryptoliveleak.org
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1/ Classic start to a Northern train journey: 24 min delay due to "awaiting a member of staff" & the train to MCR airport is rammed incl. a group of rowdy lads singing Vera Lynn "We'll meet again" & drinking cans of Bud Light at 8:30am 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️ #EUsupergirlTour ✈🇬🇧
2/ Then the "Direct" MCR airport service randomly decides it isn't going to the airport after all (don't they realise people have flights to catch?!)🤦🏼‍♀️✈
Funny: I have to plan 1hr contingency time for train Fckups when I travel to Northern airports.
I don't have to in London🤔
3/ Next stops on the #EUsupergirlTour 🇪🇺:
Greece🇬🇷
Cyprus🇨🇾
Malta🇲🇹
I was considering not tweeting due to "grifter holiday" trolling - then last night I received an email requesting the use of some footage I filmed in #Latvia for an educational documentary for a Non-profit...
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46. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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Alright, so the esteemed @ArmoryBazaar posted some pictures of coins found in Idlib - Syria. I would like to make a thread out of this, for future coins. I will post my take on these coins, but I'm very much interested in other opinions.
The two small copper coins (picture 2 & 3) are in my opinion #Umayyad copper fals. The inscription features Islamic texts, most definitely the Islamic shahada. That indicates they're from the later Umayyad period. I would say 8th century.
It's really possible that the last coin is much older that the other coins. It still features a cross and human imagery, indicating Byzantine influences. This kind of coins were used in early Umayyad times, when the caliphs still imitated #Byzantine en #Persian coinage.
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From #Pericles to #Trump: A brief history of the West in 21 tweets (including this tweet). Purpose is to show how through the muddled history there is a direct ideological train connecting Western Civ that is meaningful to talk abt. Obvs lots is missing. it's a tweetstorm. (1/21)
753 BCE: A little town called #ROME is founded on the banks of the Tiber in #Italy. It will invent the word Emperor & become the standard for all future western empires. Its language is still used on the seal of the American President, along w/ its symbol of the Eagle. (2/21)
387 BCE: Plato founds his Academy for philosophy in #Athens. In between bouts of mansplaining & homoeroticism they trailblaze the concept of using logic & reason to make sense of the world & develop tools for doing so we still use today. (3/21)
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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