Saturday, June 8, 2019

Greeks Can Now Visit Ancient Neighborhood

For the modern world to understand Greek history and for the Greek people today to be properly educated about their roots, is so important to the modern Hellenic movement itself. History is a key element in preserving and restoring the ancient religion and way of life. That's why I am pleased with the recent announcement that the Acropolis Museum in Athens will now be opening a walk through exhibit of an excavated ancient Athenian neighborhood that thrived in its day, made visible by transparent walkways. On June 21st of this year, the exhibit will officially open to the public. I am sure many have seen these kinds of showings before, where there is a natural structure on or in the ground and the museum is essentially built around it, allowing every passerby to witness it first hand. Visitors to the site will be able to see a glimpse of daily life for their ancient ancestors, and perhaps even learn some things about the religion of said ancestors, which would be fantastic.

It's a wonderful thing that so much ancient Greek history is finding safe homes in the modern Greek world. The Greek people and foreigners who visit will be learning a lot more about the history, but I also wonder that since this was a thriving neighborhood if there might also be evidence of the persecution times that were brought against the Greek people by Orthodox authorities. I'm not holding my breath on it, but it would be wonderful if more of that history came to light as well so that the modern Greek people will understand that they are essentially a militarily occupied people to this day, both in religion and government. Maybe such realization would even cause them to largely break free from it. The things they are being taught by their schooling system these days are probably grossly one-sided and falsified to the Orthodox Church's liking.

At any rate, I am glad to see it for future generations, especially my son, since the announcement was made at about the same time as his 9th birthday. I thank the Gods that such special gifts have been given to the world for him to grow up and learn from.

In the Goodness of the Gods,
Chris Aldridge.

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