Every time some soil in the main town of Hania is dug up, whether it's for sewage, pipe or cable laying, or construction of houses and large buildings, ancient artefacts, or maybe some foundations of an ancient house or building are discovered, which show the history of the area and add to our knowledge of what life was like for the citizens of the town from past centuries. These digs are found in the area of Koum Kapi. One of the ancient names given to Hania was Kydonia, hence the area has been called "Ancient Kydonia" (which by the way is also the word in Greek for quince).
A year ago, the NZ Parliament called for Britain to return the Elgin marbles to Greece, which was welcomed by the NZ Parthenon marbles committee.
Of some kind - but wait a minute;
But no one wanted it for money,
And Chinese jade and Turkish weapons
And so they started scrubbing white
Alas! Too late they re-a-lised
Had ruined their outer appearance
And now those rabble-rousing Grecos
Under the clear blue sky of Greece -
This post is dedicated to the late Zisis (Bruce) Blades.
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