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Satellite Image of Athens, Greece

WorldView-2 Satellite Image of Athens, Greece

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WorldView-2 Satellite Image (0.5m) – Athens, Greece a city and sea that have long been embedded into the history since the days of the Twelve Olympian Gods. According to ancient Greek myth, Athena, the goddess of wisdom fought with Poseidon, god of the sea, for the title of patron of the city by each offering a gift to the Athenians. The natives chose Athena’ s olive tree over Poseidon’s salt-water spring, hence the name Athens. Much like the Greek myths, Athens has withstood the test of time, its archaeological monuments and sites testament to the city’ s strength and ability to withstand and rebound adversity. It would take volumes to document the rich history of this city: to explore all the battles, to learn about the conquerors and the conquered, the tyrants, and the heroes. Read more about Athens, Greece.

 

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