Once you passed the really cool museum and went farther into the ¬†archeological area, you got to this sort of courtyard/marketplace. Most of everything is falling apart, but this shop was still mostly intact. What is really cool is that the stones the serve as the roof, they aren’t glue together by anything, it is just their weight that keeps them there.

a shop

Greek buildings

Even farther out you come to his area, much deeper into the earth than everything else. This is some of the Greek buildings that were still used by the Romans. Behind the arches was a natural spring. So this was part of what made the market place successful. Since there was water, no one had to leave to go back home for a drink. And then down the river/spring a little ways they had toilets. The water just carried everything to the sea, so it was natural pluming. There were some pictures of what archeologists think this structure use to look like, and all of the pictures were gorgeous. Even now, when it isn’t so hot, the area surrounded by rock is full of bright flowers. I can’t believe how beautiful it must have been with whiter marble and clean fresh water running through!

After we were done looking at Corinth, we went down the hill to an inscription our teacher new about. To tell you the truth I don’t remember what it says exactly, but it mentions some guy in the New Testament, I think it is Acts. He is mentioned as a treasurer for the early church (I think), and this rock somehow shows that some guy buy his name was a treasurer of something. Even though I don’t have the story all ironed out, I thought it would still be cool to show you since it is really important to Christian Historians.

a close up of the writting

the whole inscription

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