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Mystras Ruins, Greece......... "Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity." Herbert Hoover
This WAS Sparta. | Community Post: 49 Reasons To Love Greece. The ruins of ancient Sparta with modern Sparta in the background.
These are Doric columns that the viewer can now see the drums that were put together that make up the columns. This is a representation of the most basic form of columns that were made. I like this image because it shows the strength behind the construction that they were able to produce.
Leonidas statue in Sparta. Sparta was a prominent city-state in Ancient Greece. Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars. Between 431 and 404 B.C., Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens.