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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
Sparta, Greece "You should reach the limits of virtue, before you cross the border of death." '...learn to love death's ink-black shadow as much as you love the light of dawn. ' 'Here is courage, mankind's finest possession, here is the noblest prize that a young man can endeavor to win.' `Some selected lines from the works of the Spartan poet Tyrtaeus.
This WAS Sparta. | Community Post: 49 Reasons To Love Greece. The ruins of ancient Sparta with modern Sparta in the background.
Iran. Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE.