Nondik gertu Áspro Lithári, Attica (Greece)
Overview: Participants will walk to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion visiting one of the most important archaeological sites in Attica, famous for the sunset view and the myth of Aegeus, which still lives on in the name of the Aegean Sea. They will have to answer questions and/ or perform tasks on the spot.
They will also observe the famous geodetic triangulation of ancient Greece as the location of temples and their sanctuaries form conspicuous geometric formations.
They will create a ceramic olive oil lamp. They will draw their ceramist logo.
Waypoint 1: The temple
1. Why was the temple dedicated by mariners to Poseidon?
2. What is the architectural order of the temple? How can you tell?
3. How did the Aegean Sea get its name?
Waypoint 2: On the south-west side of the Temple
1. Why was the temple built on this site? What are the obvious and hidden reasons?
On the south-west side of the Temple
1. How long do you think the ancient Athenian guards would need to send the message " hostile ships approaching " from Cape Sounion to Athens?
2. What technologies would they choose from?
Waypoint 4: On the south side of the Temple
1. Do you think oil lamps were an important invention? Why/not?
2. Make your own oil lamp (workshop)
3. Relax and watch the sunset
1. What are the beneficial effects of sunlight?
2. ENJOY THE SUN AND THE WIND