At the Gate of the Temple

Painting of the day:

John William Godward
The Priestess of Bacchus
~ 1898

Published in: on July 1, 2012 at 9:33 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. This is a very nice painting. It shows the beauty of (real) Mediterranean women. This is probably how a lot of women in ancient Greece/Persia/Phoenicia looked like.

    The ancient Greeks were mostly Mediterraneans along with some Alpines and Dinarics:

    A good example of a (real) Mediterranean was the Athenian statesman Pericles: link

    A good example of an alpine was Socrates: link

    And a good example of a dinaric was Aristippus: link

    Whereas the population inhabiting modern Greece seems to be a mixture of slavs,albanians,turks,semites and north Africans. Which also explains the large number of the Y-DNA haplogoups J2 and E1b1b found amongst modern Greeks.


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