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Messene ruins – Southwest Peloponnese, Greece

December 15, 2011

Here are some photos I took at the ruins of the large classical city-state of Messene, located about 16 miles north of Kalamata. Today’s Ancient Messene was constructed over the ancient city of Ithome, built by the Achaean Greeks, which was abandoned for sometime after being destroyed by the Spartans.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. VEE permalink
    December 15, 2011 10:08:12 pm

    ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES.I’M LUCY ENOUH TO LIVE 20 MINUTES AWAY….

    • December 16, 2011 10:08:02 am

      Wow, nice. Yes, it was a great place. Interesting to wander around and think about history. I was especially impressed by the massive stone wall on the outskirts of the city. Incredible masonry. You don’t see anything even approaching that level of skill in modern stone masonry.

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