Do You Ever Wonder

When I travel I often choose to visit places with ancient histories, artifacts, sights to see, architecture, etc.  I often want to visit places where people of ancient times built breathtakingly huge works of art/architecture without the use of modern-day technology and tools.  I like to marvel in awe of these manmade structures and, of course, photograph them for my memories.

When I’m in these beautiful places or looking back through my photographs, I often find myself wondering, “Who did this belong to?  Who made this?  I wonder what he/she looked like?”  For example in the image below, I wonder who created this piece of pottery?  What was it really used for?  There is always speculation what certain pieces of archeological finds were used for…but what was this particular piece really used for?  Was it for pure décor?  Was it to carry water or food?  Was it a planter?  I really don’t know, but I do wonder.  I often imagine what it would have been like to live back in those times of the ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans.  What was it like to wander marble streets?  Of course, I will never know, but it’s always fun to wonder…

The following images were all taken in Delos, Greece.  The walls of the ancient town on the island of Delos were created by both Greeks and Romans.  Greek walls were created with loose stones.  They did not use any kind of cement in between the stones as you see pictured below.  I find this so fascinating that these wall have nothing “sealing” it together, yet it is still standing in tact thousands of years later.

These arches were also created with loose stones.  There is nothing sealing the stones together, not even to create the arches.  How incredible is that?!?!
You can tell where the Romans started created walls, because they started to use cement in between the loose the stones.

twiggee78 - September 21, 2011 - 10:02 pm

the arches are beyond awesome. 🙂 gotta love the nature of physics. 🙂

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