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A while ago I posted some of my first cards from Milda in Greece. She sent me two more beautiful cards of Greek UNESCO sites: Epidavros and Mycenae.

UNESCO epidavros

UNESCO mycenae

The card of Epidavros shows the amphitheater at the sanctuary of Asklepios. It is known for its great acoustics. The shape of the amphitheater makes it possible for the audience to clearly hear anything spoken on stage. Asklepios was the god of healing and people made pilgrimages to this sanctuary in order to get instructions from the god on how to heal their ailments. The sanctuary was active from around the 5th century BCE until as late as the 5th century CE. The theatre was built in the 4th century BCE and is still in use today.

Mycenae was the site of the oldest Greek civilization. It is located on the Peloponnesian peninsula. The card shows the Lion Gate at the main entrance to the fortified city. It was constructed in the 13th century BCE.

Here are the stamps on the cards:

GREECE triangle

GREECE turtle

Thanks again, Milda!

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