Photographer's Note

This is the view over the odeon in Lyon, part of the ancient Roman ruins on Fourviere Hill. I read in a book that the ruins were found in 1930 by nuns digging in the grounds of their convent. I wondered how this might have happened. Maybe it went something like this (in the form of a play):

Sister Marie runs into the convent and says to the Mother Superior: Guess what I found while I was digging in the vegetable garden!
Mother Superior: A dragonfly?
Sister Marie: No
Mother Superior: A gold ring?
Sister Marie: You mean one ring to rule them all?
Mother Superior: No, that book hasn't been written yet. Just an ordinary gold ring.
Sister Marie: No.
Mother Superior: A carrot with an "interesting" shape.
Sister Marie: Mother Superior! If you're thinking what I'm thinking, you should be ashamed of yourself!
Mother Superior: OK. What did you find while digging in the vegetable garden?
Sister Marie: An ancient Roman town complete with a theatre and odeon.
Mother Superior looks out the back door and sees a fully excavated Roman town complete with a theatre and odeon.
Mother Superior: Incredible! You've been busy!
Sister Marie: Well you know me. Once I start digging I just get "into the zone".
Mother Superior: You certainly hit archeological gold there. By the way, what's an odeon?
Just then all the other nuns enter to see what the excitement is about.
Mother Superior (to the nuns): Guess what Sister Marie found while digging in the vegetable garden.
Nuns: A carrot with an "interesting" shape?
Mother Superior: Sisters! You should ashamed of yourselves! No, she found an ancient Roman town complete with a theatre and odeon.
The nuns look out the back door and see the excavated ruins of the Roman town.
Nuns: Incredible! Amazing! What's an odeon?

In case you don't know, an odeon is a small theatre used for poetry recitals and musical shows.

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