Ancient Steps to Mars Hill (Areopagus); Ascended by Apostle Paul to Address Philosophers of Athens
The Apostle Paul ascended these ancient steps to make his famous speech to the philosophers of Athens. The speech is recorded in Acts 17:22-32. The Areopagus, as the area atop the rock was called, was a place of discussion of philosophers of the day. Paul's audience, chiefly Epicureans and Stoics, wanted to know what Paul had been proclaiming in the Agora, a public area a couple of hundred yards away. The stairs are ancient, and cut into the rock. The portion pictured is about five feet and…
THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS
April 27, 1941: The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May...
Athens, Greece, April 1941-October 1944. The country is under triple occupation: German, Italian, Bulgarian. Starvation is widespread, because the occupation forces, mainly the Germans, collected and confiscated the sum total of the agricultural production to feed their troops on the various fronts, mostly those on the eastern front
Die Fotos veranschaulichen die Schönheit Griechenlands,seiner Natur und Geschichte. Abgebildet sind bekannte Bauwerke, Ausgrabungen,Inseln,Bergdörfer,Höhlen,Klöster,
June 10, 1944 - German troops in front of buildings set ablaze in Distomo, during the massacre. The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.
Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941
On this day in history 1940, during the early years of World War II, Il Duce Benito Mussolini’s (b.1883-1945) government declared war on Greece, starting the Italo-Greek War. This conflict would become the earliest front in the Greek campaign of the greater Mediterranean-North African campaign between by fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Allies, principally Britain and her Commonwealth allies. Il Duce Benito Mussolini Using a massive invasion force of eight divisions, well over 200,000…