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Although I have been in Athens since the beginning of September, I often wake up and feel as if I just arrived in this wonderful city! In the first couple of weeks, I made it my chief priority to visit two places that made an impression on me the last time I was here. The archaeological site that I had to see first was the Kerameikos cemetery where I visited my favourite stelai: that which commemorates Ampharete and her grandchild and the stele of the sisters Demetria and Pamphile.

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83-22-028 Pheneos (ancient): Asklepieion: cult-rooms

Pheneos (ancient): Asklepieion: cult-rooms (Professor Fred Winter, 1983)

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When I discovered that I was chosen as the Laurier student to intern abroad this semester I was thrilled, and almost couldn’t believe it was real. I had heard about this opportunity in my first year, but didn’t expect to able to come to Athens myself. The months leading up to it were filled with excitement, and anxiety about living abroad alone for the first time. Before I left, my friends would joke around and say that I would get lost and not be able to understand anything because it will “All be Greek to me.” They weren’t wrong.

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