Anthem #68: Greece

I have been so excited to come to Greece!!!!! Greece is one of the oldest civilizations on the planet. With 9,000 years of history, there's a heck of a lot to see. When we were in Greece we saw: The Acropolis, The Parthenon and The Theater of Dionysus. Capri and I know a lot about Greek mythology. If you want to learn about Greek mythology, either read the Percy Jackson series or just read the separate stories about Greek heros and gods, such as: Hercules, Odysseus, Theseus, Di Immortals and Half Bloods.  

The SOS ambassador/ international liason, Eleni Georgantas, helped us organize all of our events, plan all of the anthem singings and pretty much took care of everything we did in Greece!!! Eleni, this is a shout out to you for being so amazing and helping us so much :) (Hope you are reading this). 

We also got invited to visit the office of the Canadian Ambassador to Greece. We also met with the SOS president. Here's a picture:

Here's one of the amazing photos of the Acropolis:

Capri sang the anthem in a number of places in Athens as well as with the children of the SOS Children's Village. My favorite spots were The Acropolis and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Also, we were on the biggest talk show in Greece, Tatiana Live, and raised $6,000 for SOS Greece:

I have a lot to talk about because Greece is one of the oldest civilizations in the world!!! Greek history goes all the way back to 9,000 years ago. That's crazy!!!!!!!!! We went to the Archeological Museum which had a lot of cool artifacts, all of which were over 5,000 B.C.

One of the stories I learned from that museum was the story of Archimedes. Archimedes was the smartest man in ancient Greece and here's the story of the gold crown. One day Archimedes was taking a stroll in the royal garden, happy that his King was having a gold crown made. When the gold crown was done, the King was suspicious that it was made of cheaper silver than gold. The King asked Archimedes, knowing that he was the smartest man in the world (at the time). That night, Archimedes was having a bath and he decided to put the crown in to test the material. Only a little water splashed out of the bath, which meant that the smith who had made the crown had made it out of silver and not the heavier material: gold!!!! When Archimedes told the King this, the smith admitted that it was silver and then made a gold crown instead. 

Thanks for reading and watching!!!
Bye!!
Bowen