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Last week I travelled with my fellow students to the Peloponnese and explored lots of ancient sites and modern towns, starting with Mycenae.IMG_0520 IMG_0524 IMG_0525 IMG_0542 IMG_0553

This cistern was pitch-black at the bottom and made a creepy post-Halloween walk for us.

Day 2 included a visit to Epidaurus, the ancient healing site.

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We also had the pleasure of visiting Franchthi Cave (with a stop for a picnic lunch) with our professor, Steve Diamant, who excavated here in the 1960s and 70s!

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We stayed in beautiful Nafplio for two nights.

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The orange groves surrounding Lerna are almost ready to harvest–we may or may not have taken a few for a snack on the bus.

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Tiryns impressed us, even in the rain.

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We finally got the chance to explore on our own and climb on some ruins at the Venetian Castle in Nafplio.IMG_0773 IMG_0775 IMG_0777 IMG_0791 IMG_0794 IMG_0796 IMG_0808 IMG_0812 IMG_0819 IMG_0825

Back down 1000ish steps for lunch in Nafplio

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Our last stop was Olympia, home of the ancient Olympic games

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Running at Olympia

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