Footsteps of the Ancients

By Marcus Kahn

RJS Tomb Atreus
Exploring the tomb of Atreus

I didn’t have a typical spring break this year. I think a lot of people go for Majorca, or Cancun if you live in America. I have no regrets.The Footsteps of the Ancients trip to Greece is an every sense a cathartic academic experience. In 11 days we must have seen upwards of twenty-five sites and museums, ranging from medieval castles, to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, to the acropolis at Athens. We spanned the country geographically and historically, treading on time itself, and put a cherry on an incredible four years of study.  As far as I know most tour guides (for lack of a better term) haven’t excavated the site you stand on, and definitely do not have a Ph.d. Spending hours on-site every day was invaluable, and frankly life changing. It is an opportunity that should not be missed.

Group-shot-Parthenon
At the Parthenon
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