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Greece - Kos Island - Aesclepeion
Second level, with a view to the 60 (!) steps (38.15 meter width) leading up to the highest and third level.

At the right two columns which were part of the temple dedicated to Aesclepios, at the left seven corynthian columns which were part of the temple dedicated to Apollo.

Approx. at 4 kilometer's distance from Kos City you can find one of the oldest healing centres in the world. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, also studied and practiced here. Hippocrates was of the opinion that not only the disease was to be healed but that attention and care should be given to the person as a whole. Something that is far too often forgotten again nowadays!

I went there by bike, a bit steep on my way to the Aesclepeion and going back to Kos City I did by the laws of gravity...

For more details click on the link below
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocrates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepeion

Text is also available in other languages than English: look at the left column of the link to check if your language is there too.
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Nov 29 2009 22:34 GMT hans55 PRO
beautyful remains !!
Nov 29 2009 22:50 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your appreciation dear Hans!
Nov 30 2009 09:23 GMT gwen83
Cool so manny art work:-)))
Nov 30 2009 16:35 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you very much dear Gwen for your kind comment!
Nov 30 2009 17:16 GMT mbz
EXCELLENT SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 30 2009 17:17 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear friend mbz for showing your appreciation!

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