Trip Four and the Corinthian Countryside

I visited the Regular Members on trip four as they visited Panhellenic sanctuary at Isthmia and the immediate vicinity of Corinth.  It is always fun to visit Isthmia where I first experienced archaeological fieldwork over 10 years ago.  Tim Gregory, the Director the OSU Isthmia Excavations, showed off the magnificent monochrome mosaic in the Roman bath there (another brilliant Roman contribution to a Greek sanctuary):

IsthmiaSM

One of the downsides of the late fall component of the Regular Program is that the weather begins to turn.  On our day in Corinth it rained intermittently, and we were covered by low clouds.  In these conditions, the countryside displays a whole range of different colors.

VineyardSM

Olive trees and orange trees hung heavy with fruit.

 OlivesSM

  And the Temple of Apollo at Corinth took on an even more dramatic appearance:

ApolloTempleSM

The dramatic landscape provided a great backdrop to talk about survey archaeology in the Korinthian Countryside. 

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  1. Susie
    November 19, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Your photos are spectacular. I especially like the photo of the Temple with the sunlight hitting the tops of the columns and the omnious clouds in the background. Well done, love.

  2. maddy
    November 19, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Nice photos!

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