Traveling Classroom Foundation
Tuesday May 30th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘History’

The High Plateau

The High Plateau

Along the dry north coast of Crete, farming seems to consist mostly of olive groves and vineyards, which survive with little irrigation. The major agricultural production of the island is in the highlands, where rain and winter snow saturates the soil. We planned to spend a day on the Lasi­thi plateau, the most productive farming [Read More]

Bull Leaping

Bull Leaping

Minoan lifestyle was the envy of the ancient world. Their merchant marine fleet traded throughout the Mediterranean, from the ports of Anatolia (modern Turkey) to the shores of Africa. Even the great Egyptian empire relied heavily on regular shipments of goods brought across the sea by Minoan ships. All of this commercial activity produced great [Read More]

The Minoan Time Capsule

The Minoan Time Capsule

Every archaeological museum is a sort of time capsule that holds bits of history for us to examine. The museum of Iraklion is a particular delight for anyone interested in the Minoan civilization, because it contains the world’s largest collection of Cretan history. To get a better idea of the depth of this history, you [Read More]

Paros – A Bit of History

Paros – A Bit of History

The morning after the great pageant in Tinos we pack our bags and drive into town to return our rental car. The rental agency is kind enough to store our luggage for the morning (the ferry is not due in until 12:40). We explore the Tinian archeological museum, which has a few interesting exhibits, but [Read More]

 Page 2 of 2 « 1  2 

Latest Topics

Warrior Monks of Crete

Warrior Monks of Crete

A road trip with friends took us to the south coast of Crete and a monastery famous for much more than religious [Read More]

Creativity and the Stone House

Creativity and the Stone House

What is creativity? It is the act of turning a unique idea into something we can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. We [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 1: Tradition

Windy Island — Day 1: Tradition

Traveling with Cretan friends, we boarded a ferry at the port of Iraklion bound for Karpathos — an island at the [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 2: History

Windy Island — Day 2: History

On our second day, we looked forward to exploring towns in the southern part of Karpathos.  All of these are very old, [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 3: Here and Now

Windy Island — Day 3: Here and Now

Shortly after breakfast, we walked up the street to an old stone well to meet our bus.  Pigadia is known for its wells [Read More]

El Greco: Old Becomes New

El Greco: Old Becomes New

Driving west of Iraklion on the E75 highway, we turned southward toward Fodele (pronounced Foe-deh-lay). The road runs [Read More]

Shadow Theater

Shadow Theater

Brightly colored posters went up last week announcing the “shadow theater” was coming to our village. Long before [Read More]

Insider

Archives