Saturday, June 25, 2011
Ancient Greece Questions
Thanks for your questions!! I love how it helps me to talk to specialists here and they really liked the questions.
HOW OLD IS THE ACROPOLIS?
First-the age of the Acropolis. Acropolis actually means city on a hill. What you want to know about I think is the building on top called the Parthenon. They said that it is about 2458 years old. That means it is more than 2000 years older than the United States! Do you know the poem about Columbus sailing the ocean blue in 1492? Well that means that even when Columbus discovered America it was OLD already! Can you figure out how old?
HOW OLD IS ANCIENT?
The first thing that they said is that it was before the Middle Ages, so I asked them what that meant. They said you needed to figure that out! You can write me back and tell me what you think and I can find out what they say.
WHAT KIND OF CLOTHES DID PEOPLE WEAR IN ANCIENT GREECE?
I also asked about ancient clothes and they said that they wore tunics. A tunic is a big piece of cloth that they draped around themselves. They know this because of statues and painted pots that they have found. They did not sew, but sometimes used buttons and pins. I am putting in some pictures so that you can see what clues Archaeologists can get from pots and statues. They also said that they never wore pants and they were not sure about underwear or sox.