cute dog at Corinth
We were shown around Corinth by the director there, Guy Sanders. He is one of the many characters in archaeology. I fear I love archaeologists as much as I love archaeology. He is very British and very engaging and is one of the few tour guides we've had that I actually was enraptured by. The best guides give you stories and the tone of a place, without a bunch of facts with no context, and remind you that we don't know everything and that there's always the chance we don't actually know anything. He showed us a sacred spring, a secret passageway. He made plant life evoke specific goddesses and prompted us to think about who is Helen, really?
Corinth with a view of Acrocorinth
He talked about the Turkish cemetery and hospital on the site and all the
a tiny vessel depicting the bibasis (athletic competition where you jump and kick your butt)
votive arms left at the Asklepion (healing shrine of the cult of the healer Asklepius)
Then we hiked up Acro-Corinth. WOOF. Slippery cobblestones up to the sky. Of course the burning muscles were worth it once we reached a peak housing the ruins of a temple to Aphrodite and had a 360 view.