While the Symposium in Rethymno is continuing and the photo exhibition “Gazing Istanbul” has invited the music group “Daulute” to perform in the venue tonight, our gradual return to more frequent blogging will continue tracing our travel from the European south to the north by a short stop in Attica and Athens. It was there, in fact, that we left you a month ago with a photo from a sunset from our veranda atop the mountain Paneion.
Although this year the stay was much shorter, we were compensated by lovely sky- and sea-views daily. It was naturally difficult departing from the Mediterranean for the Norwegian north, not only because we left behind the most relevant to Sai pictures as they were exhibited in Rethymno…
…but also because the summer season in Greece hides many more pleasures than the renown sun and sea…
…for example important academic events, like the one taking place tonight at the Archaeological Museum under the auspices of the Hellenic Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt.
The speaker will be G. Hölbl and the topic Egyptian Cultural Values in the Ancient Greek World during the Protogeometric to Archaic Periods. An Introduction.
However, back in Bergen the traditional summer break season of July is nigh and there will be very little of that sort in the agenda. With mid-August coming, though, it is certain that the Norwegian Egyptological Society, based in Bergen, will surprise us with some excellent venue for autumn 2012! We’ll keep you updated!
In the meantime, courses of Coptic language have already been posted and it seems that the demand is quite high!