I have never seen this before . . . .

Recently we led a group of travelers from Paul’s Shipwreck on Malta to his martyrdom in Rome.  Along the way, we visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paestum that is located about one hour (by car) south of Pompeii.

The Athena temple at Paestum that dates to 450 B.C. Click on image to Enlarge and/or Download.

Paestum has three major temples that date from 550 to 450 B.C.  Our travelers, most of whom had already been to Israel, Turkey, and Greece, were overwhelmed by the beauty and the state of preservation of these temples.  But there was something else that I had not seen before . . . .

There is a wonderful, modern, museum that displays artifacts from the site.   As we were walking through the museum, oohing and aahing at the artifacts, all of a sudden we saw a display where disaster had struck.

There, to our dismay, a lighting panel, from above the artifacts, had come crashing down upon some of the priceless 2,500-year-old objects!  I think this had just happened, for the museum personnel were scurrying about with concerned looks on their faces!

I suppose that by now, the artifacts have been repaired and the display fixed, but this was something that I had not seen before—and hope never to see again!

Advertisements

One response to “I have never seen this before . . . .

  1. Wow! Beautiful photos!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s